It’s been described that the word crooner was given to male singers of jazz music either backed by a full orchestra, big band or piano. What allowed the crooners to perform with such finesse was the invention of the microphone. Before the mic, singers had to project their voices to the back of the theatre.
I describe crooners as singers like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and in our modern day, Michael Buble, Tom Wopat and others. It is important to note that Frank Sinatra did not consider himself a crooner but over time, others would perceive him to be so. In truth, performers like Sinatra went beyond the crooning to sing with deep emotion. The microphone allowed their voices to project the beauty of sound and style across the theatre.
Please join Movies Broadway Singers and Beyond on Wednesday, May 20th, at 1pm Eastern / 10am Pacific time as we salute some of the most wonderful crooners (whether they admit it or not) of all time. You will hear some beautiful music, great voices and songs written by the great masters like Cole Porter, George Gershwin and others.
I love this music. I listen to it all of the time. I hope you enjoy it.