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Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'

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Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#1
Posted: 8/8/07 at 3:34pm
Quiet, please. There's a lady on stage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TrPkz4XnHE
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#2
Posted: 8/8/07 at 4:27pm
That song is beneath her talent.
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#2
Posted: 8/8/07 at 4:35pm
Actually, I don't like her take on this at all.

She's NOT "still here" when she lags behind the tempo on every single friggin' phrase. She's "back there."

It goes way beyond "artistic interpretation" and lands squarely in the realm of "annoying."

I have loved Dolores on many occasions... but I felt like buying her a metronome through this whole song.
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#3
Posted: 8/8/07 at 4:59pm
Someone needs to dub in Merm's voice with shouts of "you're behind honey, catch up! catch up!".
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#4
Posted: 8/8/07 at 5:19pm
Who is that cow? Is that from the recent concert?
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#5
Posted: 8/8/07 at 5:29pm
The tempo is waaaaaaay slow but no one has ever played the "Was I depressed? Nowhere near" as well--and connected it to "I met a big financier."

And no one has played the despair of "Reno and Beverly Hills" as deeply.
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#6
Posted: 8/8/07 at 5:30pm
Dolores didn't need a metronome. She ate metronomes for breakfast.
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#7
Posted: 8/8/07 at 5:47pm
She looks and sounds fantastic, but I agree, not my favorite. Just a little too fresh, if you know what I mean.

PS Ivan, get a life and do some research before you make your idiotic comments. Google. Use it.
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#8
Posted: 8/8/07 at 6:03pm
Andy Hardy and I saw her as Carlotta on stage in London.
I'm at work with no sound. Does she 'live through Shirley Temple"?

" ...the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid."
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#9
Posted: 8/8/07 at 6:16pm
Not a fan, sorry.
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#10
Posted: 8/8/07 at 7:20pm
Yes--Sondheim inexplicably rewrote the lyric to Shirley Temple.
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#11
Posted: 8/8/07 at 10:12pm
Maybe the line made sense to Brits?
" ...the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid."
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#12
Posted: 8/8/07 at 10:43pm
As for the "Shirley Temple" rewrite, most Americans don't remember who Brenda Frazier is.

And, yes, Delores is singing it too slow, but, she's fabulous. They do not make performers like her anymore!!!

Here's a clip of her performing "Here's That Rainy Day"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d49AETet70&mode=related&search=

Enjoy!
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#13
Posted: 4/12/08 at 7:33pm
re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'

I wasn't familiar with Dolores Gray until being introduced to her by PalJoey through this board. I've recently purchased this CD of hers, and I am ADDICTED to it!

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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#14
Posted: 4/12/08 at 7:38pm
Dolores 101:

The iconic "Thanks a Lot but No Thanks" from It's Always Fair Weather, in which she kills all the chorus boys to Jack Cole choreography:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwGBOVV1Gdo



Dolores (with MORE chorus boys) doing her thing to Judy Garland's "Mack the Black":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khuXBoBNtqw
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#15
Posted: 4/12/08 at 7:41pm
Ah, yes - the chorus boys in leather.

That had NOTHING to do with me looking into her further . . .
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#16
Posted: 4/12/08 at 11:52pm
Dolores Gray is an INCREDIBLE voice. I listen to her sing "Not Since Nineveh" at least once a day. My bf is enthralled with her.
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#17
Posted: 4/13/08 at 1:24am
I'm thinking I saw her in 42'nd Street and she was fabulous! Am I wrong?
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#18
Posted: 4/13/08 at 4:42am
Thanks PJ for the great clips! I got my first exposure to her through Kismet, and I've been hooked ever since. I agree Bk that "Not Since Nineveh" is AMAZING! Destry Rides Again is a favorite cast recording of mine because it is one Dolores Gray number after another.
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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#19
Posted: 4/13/08 at 4:46pm
She may be off the beat and too slow here but she wasn't in the actual show.

She was hugely popular with British theatregoers of her own generation when she came over with a number of Broadway musicals in the 1950s, and so she was ideal casting when Follies opened in London (although there were reported difficulties with negotiations and Chita Rivera was also being courted for the role).

And, yes, we don't know who Brenda Frazier is. Should I look her up on TouTube?



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re: Dolores Gray Sings 'I'm Still Here'#20
Posted: 4/13/08 at 4:54pm
Dolores Gray was a star. Period.
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