The other day, I wrote about my favorite moment in the first season of Smash, when Angelica Huston talk/sings the class number, "September Song," which had been introduced in 1938 by her grandfather, Walter Huston, in the musical Knickerbocker Holiday, written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson. This is the recording of the song. Walter Huston had no claims on being a singer, when he starred in the musical, but his affecting, wistful performance helped make the song a standard. (It helps that it's a great song)
And 74 years later, here the audio track of his granddaughter, Angelica Huston, performing "his" song. She, too, has no claims on being a great singer. But the performance and history behind it make it memorable.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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