If I Had You

April 12, 2007 1:16 PM

4/10/07 rehearsal recording in LA. Trying out some new repertoire... well, new for me. This adorably sweet little song was written in 1928. I decided not to put any kind of modern spin on it, but to just sing it slow and straight. (Guitar by the always adorable Barry Zweig.)

posted by miss lynnster (13 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

BTW, I'm officially calling this set of recordings (I'll post more) "The Smoke Alarm Sessions." You may hear a little beep once in a while in the background... that's cuz Barry REALLY needs to change the battery in his apartment's smoke alarm.
posted by miss lynnster at 1:20 PM on April 12, 2007

Charming, as usual. I love these straightforward renditions that you do and I gotta give you a thumbs up for posting this take with the "climb a burning desert...oops...climb a burning desert?" in. I love it.

Can't get enough of your singin', hope you don't get tired of posting.
posted by micayetoca at 1:23 PM on April 12, 2007

Thanks. :)

Audiences rarely catch a lyric flub so I never say "oops" or point it out when I screw up onstage, but during these rehearsals we're just hanging out & having fun so I'm not trying to be perfect. It entertained me when I heard myself sing it.
posted by miss lynnster at 1:33 PM on April 12, 2007

Simon Cowel: "Ah, that was loverly dear, but you forgot the lyrics."

You: "It's rehearsal jackass!"

miss lynnster, this is just great stuff! This is going to be some awesome ammo for the next time I have a baby sitter and get some quiet time with my girl. Whoo hoo, sweet! (Thanks:)
posted by snsranch at 3:12 PM on April 12, 2007

I've been soured on music with human voices lately. This track changed my mind.
posted by phrontist at 3:33 PM on April 12, 2007

"Mighty ocean wide"

The way you say wide, is so Ella Fitzgerald.
posted by phrontist at 3:37 PM on April 12, 2007

Ahhh. Perfect Saturday morning music. Great great great!

And your website is cool, except of course auto-playing music drives me crazy.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 11:22 AM on April 14, 2007

Glad you liked it. And for future ref, if you look on the bottom right of my webpage you'll see where it says "This music bugs me. Turn it off." Click there. Craziness solved! :)
posted by miss lynnster at 1:28 PM on April 14, 2007

lol! The flub ruled. So does your bassist, and you sound lovely!
posted by By The Grace of God at 1:43 AM on April 20, 2007

This is good stuff.
I too liked the little mess up. It was cute. :)
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 9:36 AM on April 30, 2007

Oh my god, I love your singing.
posted by semmi at 9:27 PM on May 20, 2007

This is lovely. We direly need more women on Metafilter Music!!!
posted by ORthey at 11:54 AM on May 27, 2007

miss lynnster, this is my favorite version of this song. I just discovered it again hiding in my phone. Thank you.
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