Family Comments Doc Savage Dec 31 2017 at 12:04 am Who knew? JackDeth 72 Dec 31 2017 at 12:17 am Does this performance include Skye’s obligatory “Screaming To The Sky” Crescendo to close each set? If so. It’s “Money Over Hands And Fists” Time!!! Swansonic Dec 31 2017 at 12:53 am The Skye’s the limit… Epador Dec 31 2017 at 1:08 am Lady Sings the Blues. It don’t end purty. David Gonzalez Dec 31 2017 at 1:16 am Wait-a-hold-it! What happened to the cries of “Kill the skank!” (or similar vulgar sentiments promoting such violence)? I seem to remember a passage in my KJV New Testament which went something like “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.” Seems relevant here. Deplorable B Woodman Dec 31 2017 at 1:17 am Lady Slings the Booze BTW, what tune is she singing to? I like the words, now I want to “hear” them. David Gonzalez Dec 31 2017 at 3:07 pm “Lady Slings the Booze”? Looks like we have *another* Spider Robinson fan in the crowd! MasterDiver Dec 31 2017 at 5:57 pm Walk up to the Line and make your toast! Zar Belk! Tea Party Grandma Dec 31 2017 at 7:48 pm I have everything he ever wrote on my shelves, and remember keeping a copy of Stardance in my pocket during Basic Training David Gonzalez Dec 31 2017 at 11:37 pm He (and his dancing bride) were in attendance at a SF convention in the Chicago area while I lived there. I got him to autograph several of his books (which I already owned), and he even autographed my battery-operated R2D2 device. I had removed the propulsion “legs” and was carrying R2 around as though I were Paul Winchell with Jerry Mahoney! Deplorable B Woodman Dec 31 2017 at 1:20 am Skye is paying her dues to sing the blues. JTC Dec 31 2017 at 1:30 am Mean To Me…covered by a lot of greats for a lot of years. Little more jazz than blues I think, but beautiful and full of feeling. Which ‘splains a lot about Skye, lefties, even erstwhile ones are all about feelings. If she can bring ’em in and make some money, that will be one more step toward right thinking. JTC Dec 31 2017 at 1:38 am Here ya go, BW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbmd3_LuKsM&list=RDqbmd3_LuKsM I like Ella, but there’s lots of other versions from Holliday to Ronstadt and even Ol’ Blue Eyes. Pamela Dec 31 2017 at 2:32 am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4P2C2V-tVk&list=RDqbmd3_LuKsM&index=8 More like this for Skye Ozymandius Dec 31 2017 at 5:37 am That was beautiful, Pam. Thank you for sharing it. GWB Dec 31 2017 at 9:49 am I agree. That fits the mood better, I think. Oh, and let the flame wars begin over what is “Blues” and what is “Jazz”. 😉 (That song happens to be one that I think Ella manages as blues, while the second woman turns it into jazz.) rochester_veteran Dec 31 2017 at 10:31 am Yeah, great version by Kate Paradise, Pamela! Some mean bass as well! JTC Dec 31 2017 at 11:41 am Removing all pretense of “blues” and going full-on jazz! Beautiful contemporary rendition with some great scat…if that girl is not with PMJB she should be. And she does bear some resemblance to our girl Skye, and she even has (a somewhat less endowed) Red on the ivories! Dread Dec 31 2017 at 2:01 am I just got carried, because of a typo of mine, to whats left of an old posting of Day by Day Cartoon. Somebody looks a helluva lot like, Chris Muir? Damn! Who woulda figured? cmblake6 Dec 31 2017 at 2:16 am Superb, now she can contribute to the ranch. Pete231 Dec 31 2017 at 3:21 am As David Bromberg said so long ago – “You’ve got to suffer if you want to sing the Blues”…………. eon Dec 31 2017 at 9:02 am Blues singers understand what “post-modern” would-be rock stars do not. Real music comes from the heart, and there’s a lot more to it than just having “an axe and an attitude”. If you look at her life, Skye is a true “blues traveler”. clear ether eon JTC Dec 31 2017 at 12:32 pm Won’t disagree about the heart, but for real blues you gotta have soul, hence the genre by that name being so intertwined. I will disagree about some of the post-modern stuff like the work of the Post Modern Juke Box performers I mentioned above; their version of All About the Bass is some of the best modern blues/jazz fusion I’ve seen…talk about bass! But your point about the devolution of black music in particular to what the hip-hop (c)rap is now is well-taken. It’s a crying shame…maybe some of the old “blues travelers” could do a real blues piece about that; it certainly must be something they feel the purest sorrow for in their “hearts and souls”. Interventor Dec 31 2017 at 7:18 am Casablanca, my favorite movie. Halley Dec 31 2017 at 8:42 am There are singers who sing the songs And there are songs that sing the singers Deborah Dec 31 2017 at 1:39 pm She coulda been a 1930s torch singer! MommaMackie Dec 31 2017 at 5:05 pm Ending the year on a high note, for sure! Dying to see her on opening night, with the cowboys and truck drivers sitting there with open mouths and, once in a while, tears. Sure rather listen to old blues than new (c)rap. MasterDiver Dec 31 2017 at 5:59 pm Not to complain, but I thought Skye went home to Japan. Or was that just a quick visit with Mama-san and Don Portego? Scars Jan 01 2018 at 12:02 am Skye has a little bit of early Linda Ronstadt look. Nice! Deplorable B Woodman Jan 01 2018 at 2:12 am JTC and Pamela,, Love both versions. Ella sings the Big Band Swing. Kate P sings it jazz, in a smaller, closer, more intimate settings. Puts me in mind of Diana Krawl.