Remember the Peter Allen song “Everything Old Is New Again”? The old is new
With the assistance of our new music collection development specialist, Madavena Valerius, I've compiled a short list of modern artists singing standards in their own way. Most of their music can be found on Freegal, but you can also click on each artist's name to find his or her music in the library.
His popular standards include “Save the Last Dance for Me”, “Sway”, and “Come Fly with Me”, although Buble’s own pop hits are just as popular as his standards.
Among the first young artists to reinvigorate our interest in standards, Connick is often compared to Frank Sinatra.
Known for standards such as “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You” and “I Could Have Danced All Night”, Cullum is said to have a style reminiscent of Miles Davis.
Krall has captivated audiences with her renditions of jazz standards as well as her own music.
Roberta Flack (not on Freegal)
Famous in her own right as a jazz and R&B musician, Flack covers songs of the The Beatles in her album Let It Be Roberta.
Monheit is sometimes compared to Ella Fitzgerald, with a softer voice. Her popular standards include “Blame It On My Youth”, “Embraceable You”, and “Over the Rainbow”.
If you like Billie Holiday, give Peyroux a try. Her popular standards include “The
Summer Wind” and “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter”.
Rocker Rod Stewart has transitioned into a singer of standards, covering many popular songs in his 5-volume Great American Songbook series.
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