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September 25, 2011


ok helen fogel... how about "Deep Purple" and "I Had
the Craziest Dream" to start us off...

"I Had the Craziest Dream" is one of her best -- I used that sentence, without quotes, to begin a chapter of my book. You win, you can see the Forrest as well as the Harry James band and if you show up tonight we will lift glasses and toast the lady. -- DL

Helen Forrest was born Helen Fogel in Queens, NY. She is one of the great female vocalists of the 40s. Others incloude Jo Stafford, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, the peerless Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, Lee Wiley, Bea Wain, and I'm leaving out more than a few!

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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