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Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith

19 Nov 21 - 08:27 PM (#4126756)
Subject: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: robomatic

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.


19 Nov 21 - 11:30 PM (#4126765)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: GUEST,keberoxu

He wrote "peel me a grape"?


20 Nov 21 - 09:37 AM (#4126791)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: GUEST

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.


23 Nov 21 - 06:14 PM (#4127118)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: robomatic

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


24 Nov 21 - 09:07 AM (#4127152)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: GUEST,Lou

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"


24 Nov 21 - 10:38 AM (#4127163)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: Stilly River Sage

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.


24 Nov 21 - 11:15 AM (#4127169)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Frishberg (1933-2021) Songsmith
From: gillymor

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