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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lady Gaga - White Christmas (Live from A Very Gaga Thanksgiving)


Lady Gaga, on her ABC-tv Thanksgiving special in America, did a jazz version of "White Christmas" that I find extremely charming. First off, she looks as if she's channeling Barbra Streisand. From the head movements, fluttering hand gestures, right down to the very manicured fingernails, dahlings! Secondly, movement into the jazz genre of music is a revelation regarding her versatility as an artist, and a true holiday treat for audiences. We previously heard Gaga channeling Billie Holiday when she did the "Lady Is a Tramp" duet with Tony Bennett, but this is further evidence her vocal talents are not limited to the disco and rock genres (though I love huh in both). So here is Lady Gaga doing "White Christmas," including a verse she added herself.

4 comments:

  1. You are so right Buddy B! She's got Streisand down pat.

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  2. I'm not surprised Gaga has channeled Babs. She does nothing but channel others (Madonna, Bette, Babs, the list is endless). This is what the social media generation has wrought: we are a collage of "Likes" and preferences, masking a true authentic self. But that's another column for someone else to ponder, perhaps. That being said, I do love her version of White Christmas, although it takes a big set of Jingle Balls to suggest Irving Berlin's song isn't quite long enough and needs another verse. (I did like it, though.) This new jazz sensibility also gives her a bit of Amy Winehouse too (probably her next "project").

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  3. You slay me, Edgekab! (Or should I write "sleigh me?"

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  4. She even appears to have lengthened her nose to look more like Babs, hehe!

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