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IT’S US AGAIN! THE MUSIC OF STEVE LAWRENCE & EYDIE
I'm in a holiday mood after seeing “It's Us Again” starring Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark at the cozy venue of Don't Tell Mama on a warm Sunday afternoon. From the moment Sue appeared wearing a bright red gown with no-slacker Edd in a dark suit with a rhinestone pin, I felt relaxed knowing I was about to enjoy some wonderful professional showmanship. Their show, “It's Us Again!, is a tribute to Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. Just as Steve and Eydie were often looked at as one, they also had separate musical identities.. The duo of Sue and Edd blended well musically, exemplifying the melodious, familiar sounds of the original duo. They began with a spirited rendition of, “This Could Be the Start of Something Big!” by Steve Allen, an upbeat opener to a fast-moving show. Their next duet, “I've Heard That Song Before,” by Sammy Cahn/Jules Styne, was interspersed with patter between the two, reminiscent of the kind of humor exchanged between Steve and Eydie. I ...
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IT’S US AGAIN! THE MUSIC OF STEVE LAWRENCE & EYDIE
On August 14, you could feel the love in the room as Don't Tell Mama's show room was wall to wall with fans of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé. Edd Clark and Sue Matsuki’s tribute show, "It's Us Again," is a loving look at Steve and Eydie as a duo and as solo artists, as well as a peripatetic selection of more than 50 years of tasty tunes. Steve Lawrence was a regular on the Steve Allen show and when Allen decided to hire a "girl singer," Eydie won the spot. Soon she also won the heart of her duet partner, and they were married in 1957—in Las Vegas, of course! Sue and Edd kicked things off with "This Could Be The Start of Something Big," Steve Allen's theme song, and clearly Steve and Eydie's. I think Sue and Edd may be prophetic. The "orchestra" for this evening was a bit different from what Steve Allen had in the studio, but John DiPinto on piano and accordion, as well as serving as music director, really knows how to sw...
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