Monday, November 9, 2009

"The Huge Medley"

One of my current favorite recordings is "Sibling Revelry" with Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway in concert. Unfortunately it is out of print (DRG, get it back out there!) but if you can get your hands on it, it is an epic win. The two sisters are so innately different as performers, but when they sing together it blends brilliantly. Ann's timbre is a bit darker, and lends itself to jazzier renditions, while Liz's clarion belt is the stuff of Broadway dreams. However, both have extensive ranges and both possess exceptional soprano registers, which you'll hear in this video. This was what they refer to as "The Huge Medley," filmed at a performance of "Sibling Revelry" on the 2007 R-Family cruise. Special thanks to my pal Robbie for finding part 2. Enjoy:

1 comment:

Flaming Curmudgeon said...

One of the BEST cabaret performance recordings ever. The opening is a knockout when they are singing this wild harmony and suddenly kick into unison on one soaring note and just let fly. Amazing.