Anyone who has spent an afternoon in our Tearoom des Artists, whiling away the time with a cup of tea and a slice of scrumptious cake, will know that there’s nothing like a vintage melody to warm your spirits.
Our resident jazz chanteuse Noelle Vaughn always attracts a crowd as she sings classic songs in the tearoom.
To put you in the mood for our next fair on 23rd March, and to give your week a little boost, we chart our favourite retro anthems that will put a smile on your face.
The Andrews Sisters – In The Mood (1953)
The most successful female vocal group of wartime America, these ladies were just as successful for their cheekiness and charm as their talent. Best known for songs like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, we’ve chosen In the Mood for something that will build you up to a boogie.
Dean Martin & Helen O’Connell – How D’ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning? (1951)
An upbeat classic to brighten up a breakfast with your beau. It comes from the musical Rich, Young and Pretty about a father who tries to prevent his daughter from marrying a Frenchman when they travel to Paris to stay with the girl’s mother.
Ray Charles – I Got A Woman (1954)
We challenge you not to tap your feet along to this one. This swinging, tempo-building song has been covered by an enormous list of stars including Elvis, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash and June Carter and The Monkees, as well as several contemporary artists, cementing it as a timeless favourite.
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald – Cheek to Cheek (1956)
Possibly the greatest jazz collaboration of all time. Louis and Ella’s heart-warming cover of the Irving Berlin song, originally sung by Fred & Ginger in Top Hat, is sure to let your mind float away to romantic moments and simple pleasures.
Noelle Vaughn – Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend (2013)
It only makes sense to give you a preview of Noelle’s stunning talent. We love her cover of this hit from Gentleman Prefer Blondes originally sung by Marilyn Monroe. Same catchy tune, divine new vocals from Noelle!
Noelle Vaughn will be entertaining you again at our next fair on 23rd March. Join the Facebook event here: http://bit.ly/1gjzp61.
Listen to more from Noelle on her SoundCloud http://bit.ly/Ode0om