Bobby Short

Bobby Short Biography.com

Pianist, Singer(c. 1924–c. 2005)
With his casual but intimate renditions, Bobby Short was the quintessential café and supper-club singer of his time.

Synopsis

Bobby Short first found success in 1968 with the recording of a concert with Mabel Mercer and his long-term engagement at the Café Carlyle, both in New York. He sparked a revival of Cole Porter's music with a series of albums in the 1970s in which he interpreted various composers' music. With his casual but intimate renditions, he was the quintessential café and supper-club singer of his time.

Profile

Singer and pianist, born in Danville, Illinois, USA. Working in obscurity in clubs, he first found success in 1968 with the recording of a concert with Mabel Mercer and his long-term engagement at the Café Carlyle, both in New York. He sparked a revival of Cole Porter's music with a series of albums in the 1970s in which he interpreted various composers' music. With his casual but intimate renditions, he remained the quintessential café and supper-club singer of his time.

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