Invisible Bordeaux proudly presents the Shuman Show, a live musical one-man show that has been developed around a subject covered on the blog: Mort Shuman.
Over the course of his unbelievable career, the New-Yorker Mort Shuman penned some of the most famous melodies of the late 1950s and early 1960s before he himself became an unlikely pop star in France, releasing 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.
The 75-minute Shuman Show provides samples of the music Shuman wrote throughout his career, interspersed with a number of anecdotes that not only connect to tell the full story, but add extra layers of understanding to the songs themselves. Shuman Show accessories include guitars, a piano, a bass drum and a lot of large photographs. Above all, the Shuman Show is great fun.
Here are a couple of clips from a recent performance at Paul's Place in Bordeaux: