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Blossoms will run away -
Cakes reign but a Day.
But Memory like Melody,
Is pink eternally
(Emily Dickinson)

Julie Budd

Here is a fantastic rendition of this famous song by a then only 15 years old singer, Julie Budd, strongly influenced by Barbra Streisand, but nevertheless possessing a great style.
From her biography: «Julie Budd is considered to be one of the most exciting singers on the scene today. While enjoying a multi-faceted musical career, Julie Budd's credits range from television to film and the New York stage, from symphonies to the most lavish casinos and showrooms in the country. She began her professional career at the tender age of twelve, after meeting record producer/orchestrator, Herb Bernstein, who immediately took Julie under his wing and introduced her to Merv Griffin at a recording session in New York City. After hearing Julie sing, this "Mini-Girl with the Maxi-Voice" was invited to appear on over 100 of Merv's TV shows. When Julie received a standing ovation from both the audience and the entire TV studio staff, it was just the beginning. From there she went on to appear on The Tonight Show, Entertainment Tonight and every other major TV show. In the years that followed, Julie co-starred with such legendary performers as Frank Sinatra, Bill Cosby, Joan Rivers, Bob Hope, George Burns, Liberace, and Carol Burnett. (...) Julie began to blossom as an adult and now... a Headliner in her own right, she has been touring with her own one-woman show. Her concerts include performances at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The London Palladium, Tel Aviv's Israel Performing Arts Center, venues in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and major symphony halls in the United States. The New York Times raved with a full two-page glowing retrospective of Julie's career, declaring Ms. Budd "The Consummate Performer". (...) Julie has also pursued a successful acting career, having appeared with New York's prestigious Circle Repertory Company and Playwrights Horizons and starred in Neil Simon's They're Playing Our Song. She was also in Catskills on Broadway On Broadway with the Original Cast at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater. Moviegoers will also remember Julie's starring role in Disney's The Devil and Max Devlin with Bill Cosby and Elliot Gould, for which Julie received glowing notices. Along with this role, Julie had the great pleasure of working with her talented friend Marvin Hamlisch, who together with Carol Bayer Sager, penned the title song Roses and Rainbows for Julie, recently re-recorded and re-released for all of her fans this year. The film was recently repackaged and released on VHS and DVD, and can be seen regularly on the Disney Channel. Lately, Julie has become a favorite featured artist with some of the finest symphony orchestras in the country and has also appeared at some of the most prestigious Performing Arts Centers around the world. She has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Kennedy Center with the National Symphony, The Austin Symphony, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Pops, the Boca Pops Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and many others. Julie has collaborated with some of the most noted and celebrated Maestros, including her gifted friend Marvin Hamlisch, who she continues to tour with all over the country.»
Enjoy the great voice of Julie Budd!


2 other great standards (performed on the Barbara McNair Show, 1970):

I'm always chasing rainbows

If this isn't love

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