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Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith

robomatic 19 Nov 21 - 08:27 PM
GUEST,keberoxu 19 Nov 21 - 11:30 PM
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Subject: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: robomatic
Date: 19 Nov 21 - 08:27 PM

David Lee Frishberg the noted jazz pianist and one of the cleverest lyricists of recent times, has passed after a long illness. He is more widely known among the public for many works he was involved with such as Schoolhouse Rock ("I'm Only a Bill") and a few of his more idiosyncratic songs ("My Attorney Bernie" and "Van Lingle Mungo"). I never saw him perform but my brother the musician was well informed and covered some of his works for performance.

There is much more to the body of work and long musical involvement of this very gifted musician and singer.

I heard of this yesterday announced by Terry Gross on Fresh Air who said she would have a commemorative show on him in the future.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 19 Nov 21 - 11:30 PM

He wrote "peel me a grape"?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 21 - 09:37 AM

He was one of a kind. Wrote "I'm Hip" along with a lot of other good ones and played piano for Rebecca Kilgore at times.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: robomatic
Date: 23 Nov 21 - 06:14 PM

Fresh Air is honoring him today with past interviews and studio performances.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: GUEST,Lou
Date: 24 Nov 21 - 09:07 AM

I Want to be a Sideman is a classic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNBj8xP83_s
the best version is Rosemary Clooney with Count Basie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbq4ardfDbg

RIP, Dave. One of the best "musician's musician"


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 Nov 21 - 10:38 AM

That was a really wonderful program (and a bit of a love-fest - Frishberg really liked Fresh Air), and there is a streaming broadcast coming up in early December that they mentioned at the end of the program.

Remembering 'Schoolhouse Rock!' songwriter Dave Frishberg on November 23, 2021.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: gillymor
Date: 24 Nov 21 - 11:15 AM

One of my favorites-I'm Hip from his great Songbook LP.


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