Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday Morning With Audra McDonald

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I am truly crazy about Audra McDonald, her amazing soprano soaring when she wants to, and barely a whisper when she feels so inclined. Her talent simply cannot be denied, for she has five, that is right five, Tony Awards to her credit, sharing that number with record holders Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury. I just love her album 'How Glory Goes' and am looking forward to her album that will be released later this month, 'Go Back Home'. And I thought her version of the song written by Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello, "God Give Me Strength" is about as gorgeous as anyone would like it to sound, with just the right amount of emotion. There is such beauty in this recording, found on the album 'Build A Bridge'. I hope you enjoy Audra McDonald's version of "God Give Me Strength".

And while some may not think of "Bein' Green" as an especially spiritual song, I would suspect they have never listened closely to it. The song, written by Joe Raposo and performed by Kermit the Frog on a variety of projects, from 'Sesame Street' to 'The Muppet Movie', the song never fails to touch my heart. And I must say, Audra sings a version of the song that does exactly that. Enjoy this live performance of "Bein' Green".

"Bein' Green" can also be found on Audra's album 'Build A Bridge. You can purchase the album on iTunes and Amazon. For more about Audra McDonald, visit her official website. You can also follow her on Twitter and like her on Facebook.


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