Lee Wiley’s Manhattan

September 11, 2011 at 12:20 am (anti-fascism, humanism, jazz, Jim D, music, solidarity, song, United States)

A song written by Rogers and Hart; performed here by the wonderful Ms Lee Wiley:

A song of love and hope, with which to fight hatred and nihilism.


  1. Jim Denham said,

  2. Jim Denham said,

    Anyone taken with the lovely Lee Wiley, as I am, may like to have a look at the only film of her known to exist, over at Michael Steinman’s ‘Jazz Lives’ blog:

    • Peader Loughran said,

      A fascinating and evocative video crafted from still images, record covers and a miscellany of other film of New York from the period. Together with one of Lee’s finest recordings, a great pleasure to see and hear.

  3. Dave said,

    Prefer Dinah Washington’s cut, TBH.

  4. Jim Denham said,

    It’s all a matter of taste, of course, Dave. I love Dinah, especially on blues numbers and stuff like September In The Rain where she can just belt it out. But on a song like Manhattan I think Lee’s smaller, more delicate voice does the business at least as well.

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