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OPERATOR (THAT’S NOT THE WAY IT FEELS)

from WALLFLOWER
Written by Jim Croce

“Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)” was an acoustic pop song written and sung by late American singer/songwriter, Jim Croce (1943-1973). Included on Croce’s 1972 You Don’t Mess Around With Jim album“Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)” was one of the three hit singles off the album. Together with the title-track and the gorgeous “Time In A Bottle,” “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)” reminded the listeners of a simpler time when one would actually talk to a person to make a long-distance call. Unfortunately, Croce died in an plane crash the year after the release of You Don’t Mess Around With Jim. 

I CAN’T TELL YOU WHY

from WALLFLOWER
Written by Timothy B. Schmit, Glenn Frey & Don Henley

“I Can’t Tell You Why” was a signature ballad of the legendary Eagles’. This soft-rock staple was conceived by the group’s singer/bassist Timothy B. Schmit and completed in collaboration with the Eagles’ main men, singer/drummer Don Henley and singer/guitarist Glenn Frey (1948 to 2016). Beautifully sung by Schmit on his first lead vocal for the group, “I Can’t Tell You Why” was released as the third single off the band’s 1979 The Long Run album. The song sported a blue-eyed soul feel with its gorgeous verses, memorable refrain, immaculate vocal and instrumental performances, reached #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

A CASE OF YOU

From WALLFLOWER (The Complete Sessions)

Written by Joni Mitchell

We have already celebrated the release of Diana Krall’s cd, Wallflower, a year ago with the review of its gorgeous Paul McCartney’s ballad, “If I Take You Home Tonight.” Last September, Verve Records delighted Krall’s fans with Wallflower (The Complete Sessions), a special release that included all the sixteen songs of the original deluxe edition plus four other songs recorded on those sessions. Those new tracks aren’t filler instead they deliver more magic by the Canadian songbird under the masterful guidance of David Foster thus giving us the welcome opportunity to showcase again this work of art.

IF I TAKE YOU HOME TONIGHT

 from WALLFLOWER

Written by Paul McCartney

Diana Krall can seduce with a sultry, soulful song or fascinate with an upbeat, playful melody. Hers is one of the most important names in the jazz world during the past twenty years. Born and bred in Canada , Ms. Krall has taken the music world by storm with her amazing alto voice and superior piano playing skills.

I’LL MAKE IT UP AS I GO

From THE SCORE
Written by David Foster & Amy Foster-Gillies

Diana Krall beautifully sang “I’ll Make It Up As I Go” for the 2001 movie, “The Score,” starring Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton. The tune was co-written by David Foster with his talented daughter, Amy Foster-Gillies. It is a brilliant example of the modern torch song.