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My Personal Property


Download links and information about My Personal Property by Bobby Short. This album was released in 1963 and it belongs to Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 34:13 minutes.

Artist: Bobby Short
Release date: 1963
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 12
Duration: 34:13
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No. Title Length
1. The Best Is Yet to Come 3:46
2. Witchcraft 2:23
3. I've Got Your Number 4:03
4. It Amazes Me 2:33
5. Its 2:41
6. On the Other Side of the Tracks 2:51
7. My Personal Property 3:45
8. Hey Look Me Over 2:05
9. I Walk a Little Faster 2:21
10. Here's Hoping 2:42
11. You Fascinate Me So 2:51
12. The Rules of the Road 2:12



My Personal Property is Bobby Short's album of songs written by pop and show composer Cy Coleman, all of them except the title track with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Short is a longtime musical friend of an earlier generation of similar writers such as Cole Porter, Noël Coward, George Gershwin, and Rodgers & Hart, but he proves just as compatible with Coleman, if not more so. Coleman got his start in Tin Pan Alley, penning standards like "The Best Is Yet to Come" and "Witchcraft" before moving to Broadway with the musicals Wildcat ("Hey Look Me Over") and Little Me. His jazzy, upfront style and strong melodies are perfect for Short's forceful interpretative style, and Leigh's sly, witty lyrics are equally appropriate to a singer used to wringing every humorous nuance from Cole Porter. Short has learned to vary his approach over the years, not playing and singing flat out on every number, and that allows him to be delicate and precise on "I've Got Your Number," for example, without any loss of power. The piano-bass-drums arrangements are augmented by a couple of conga players here and there, to good effect. Coleman has had some important interpreters, including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, but Bobby Short is worthy of such company, and he demonstrates that Coleman is worthy of the company of the classic songwriters he usually covers.