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Singles Club : Jim White and Mary Margaret O'Hara

Tue 31 May

Jim White—RISING's Artist in Residence—and Canadian singer-songwriter, actress and composer Mary Margaret O'Hara join forces for Singles Club with a freewheeling cover of 1939's 'And the Angels Sing'.

"We’ll tell you the story someday."
— Mary Margaret O’Hara and Jim White

That quote is is the cryptic accompaniment sent in by RISING's Artist in Residence Jim White and his Canadian "undisciplinary artist" collaborator Mary Margaret O'Hara, with 'And the Angels Sing'—their contribution to RISING: Singles Club.

First recorded in 1939 by Benny Goodman with Martha Tilton on vocals, 'And the Angels Sing' was a US No.1 hit in its year of release. It's a quintessiential tune from the Big Band era, featuring Tilton's effortless voice over brass, thrumming bass and twinkling piano. Bing Crosby liked it so much he took a crack that same year.

Renegade improvisors at heart, White and O'Hara embark on an impulsive, fearless attempt to upend the original tune. It's messy, hilarious and frightening, with White's skittish drums underpinning O'Hara's smooch noises and guttural utterances. Listen to it now and get your head twisted.

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