This is the first instance of a former blog subject being transformed into a full-scale live musical revue. Loyal readers may remember last year’s article which uncovered the unbelievable career path of New Yorker Mort Shuman, who penned some of the most famous melodies of the late 1950s and early 1960s before he himself became an unlikely pop star in France, making hit records such as Le Lac Majeur and Papa Tango Charly. Shuman died in 1991 and, as a result of family connections, his final resting place is in Bordeaux.
As part of this live extravaganza, I will be singing, strumming guitars and playing piano to provide samples of the music Shuman wrote throughout his career, and recounting a number of anecdotes that not only connect to tell the full story, but add extra layers of understanding to the songs themselves. Above all, it promises to be a lot of fun.
So come along to Paul’s Place on Friday July 8th at 8:30pm. Admission is totally free and food is available if you’re hungry (dinner served from 7:30pm onwards, pre-booking recommended via firstname.lastname@example.org).