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Cab Fab

by Andrea Canny

A place where broadway, jazz & comedy takes you on a journey through life`s joys, loves, heartbreaks and sarcasm, making it all your own experience!
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Andrea Hails a Cab
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2. Summer in Ohio
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3:39 album only
3. Pure Imagination
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3:45 album only
4. Apathetic Man
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3:15 album only
5. Nature Boy/ the Summer Knows (feat. Trudie Petersen)
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4:37 album only
6. Adelaide's Lament
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3:07 album only
7. The Music That Makes Me Dance
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3:18 album only
8. Embraceable You (feat. Michael Andrew)
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2:58 album only
9. Happy
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3:28 album only
10. Defying Gravity
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5:01 album only
11. Skylark
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3:37 album only
12. Our Love Is Here to Stay (feat. Michael Andrew)
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13. Garland Medley
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14. Two to Tango
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Orlando Weekly's Best of Staff Picks~ Andrea Canny as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls
"A cry of disappointment could be heard from Orlando's arts aficionados when Broadway star Faith Prince droppped out of last fall's concert staging of Guys and Dolls at the Bob Carr in order to star in the national tour of Billy Elliot.(Hey, can you blame her?) But, Orlando's own Andrea Canny didn't merely fill Prince's pumps as the adenoidal Adelaide in the Orlando Philharmonic and Mad Cow co-production; she...delivered a master class on how romantic comedy should be done. Canny proves that, though we might not have adequate acoustics(yet), Orlando's talent can easily stand toe-to-toe with New York City's."

Scott Warfield~ Orlando Sentinel
"Andrea Canny was perfect as Miss Adelaide...Her high pitched 'Betty Boop' voice gave life to a character who was not quite a ditz but always lovable, and her performances of 'Adelaide's Lament' and 'Marry the Man Today' were both great fun."

Andrea Canny has captivated audiences around the world in Europe, Asia & the United States for 27 years.

Doug White~ CEO of D2 Productions
"Andrea is the type of performer that I can always rely on. Not only is she one of the most talented singers that I have ever heard, but she is an hysterical character actress. I never have to worry about my clients having the time of their life if Andrea is at the gig. I have clients that ask for her by name."

John deHaas- Pianist/Composer of Theme Park Diva and Halloween, the musical (available on cdbaby.com)
"Andrea brings songs to life not just through her voice but through her heart. Her connection to a song goes beyond the notes and lyrics and touches the listener's soul."

Seth Kubersky~ "Canny's show shrugs off cabaret's sometimes stuffy reputation in favor of a rollicking hour-long tour through often risque recent compositions. At the debut performance I attended last Wednesday, Canny kicked off by asking the dozen-odd patrons in the audience if anyone was "offended by the F-bomb in a song". From there, she gleefully skipped through snarky serenades about romantic trainwrecks, emotional encumbrance, and mirthful misandry, sequeing between each soulfully-belted ballad with bawdy stories from her love life as a self-confessed "freak magnet".

Note from Andrea~ This album, ok, CD...is dedicated to the man who let me know that I had a talent to share. Without Michael J. Hanning, I may not have ever realized I had anything to offer this world with my voice. As it seems to be a recurring theme in my life, others seem to have way more faith in me & my talents than I have in my own. So, I am forever grateful for him and the love, support and guidance he gave to me, always. Rest in peace, you sweet, funny man!

Also, the track, "Our Love is Here to Stay", is dedicated to the indelible memory of Rich Williams, woodwind player extraordinaire, pianist, band leader, excellent teacher & composer w/a photographic memory, (damnit!!!). He came to Colerain H.S. as a TA for the band from Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, but I got to know him when he played sax for me at a school assembly (Hopelessly Devoted to You, does that date me???). After that he asked me and my friend, Steve, if we would like to learn more about jazz & contemporary music after school. We both jumped at the chance! He had us sifting through the classics. For me it was Carole King, Roberta Flack and Ella Fitzgerald that lit my fire. I still have the original, though yellowed mimeographed copies of the music he gave me. I was a Jr. in H.S. who had no idea of what to do in college, no less in my life. But, one day after school, Steve couldn't make it and Rich & I went ahead working on my songs. We were to begin with "Killing Me Softly" by Roberta Flack. I loved that song....check...I LOVE that song! I remember that he was on my left at the upright piano in the music room. He started playing and I began singing. My hand on his shoulder, I had my eyes closed, delving deeper into the reality of the song. I am not sure where it began, but I seemed to be transported to another place, time or reality. As I sang, all I saw in my mind's eye was the blue-blackness of the Universe and the brightly shining stars in it. It was then that a wave of great awareness showered over me. I could feel it physically too. The message was clear to me. I was put here to sing. THIS is what I was put here to DO!!!! I immediately felt ecstatic!!!! I KNEW what I was here to do!!! (plus this meant I could drop Elementary Analysis, which I was most likely going to fail, no matter how gorgeous Mr. Bates' forearms were!! Really, they were amazing.) So, I finished the song, opened my eyes & was about to tell Rich about what had just happened to me, when I saw he was looking at me, dumbfounded, with a single tear dropping down his red-bearded cheek. I said to him, "What's wrong?". He said, "What just happened? Where did you go?". I excitedly relayed the experience to him and then silence fell as I waited for his response. He looked at me with his eternally kind eyes and said, "I stopped playing at about the second stave."........I, however, had completed the whole song...Rich was taken from this world WAY too early and so many of us miss him so much. But, his presence will always be felt. Thank you, my Universal friend, for helping in so many ways on this musical journey. I look forward to the next 'go round' we have!! See you then! (but, this next time can I be the one with a photographic memory??? ok, just asking : )


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Brett Perry

The Real Deal
Very few singers these days realize what their job is, which is to tell a story. Not with vocal gymnastics or impressive chops, but with a sensitivity to what the composer is communicating through choice of lyrics and melodic direction. Andrea gets this completely. She can sing her tail off, but the song is more important than her. She is more interested in you being inside the song than you hearing her sing. That's a rare quality these days. What a pleasure!

Steve Tatham

A Journey Worth Taking
Executive Producer Donn Lamkin puts together a master class in American song in this album of standards, old and new. Fortunately, the vessel he uses to take us on this musical journey is the supremely-talented cabaret singer, Andrea Canny. Canny interprets mostly-familiar songs and brings their stories to the fore in a way that one imagines would please the great American songwriters into whose classics she breathes new life. She sings songs from screen ("Pure Imagination" from "Willy Wonka"), stage ("Defying Gravity" from "Wicked") and from songbooks that represent some of the twentieth century maestros (the Gershwin's "Embraceable You" and "Our Love is Here to Stay" and the Johnny Mercer/Hoagy Carmichael jazz standard "Skylark"). The creative team of Lamkin and Canny also surprise with material that strays from the canon of cabaret favorites by introducing "Happy", a song written by new discovery Alexander Sage Oyen - material suited to Canny's considerable gifts. She is a technically accomplished singer but in this song she adds depth by calling upon her narrative talents to convey a woman feigning a blithe demeanor with heartbreak stirring painfully close to the surface. As she sings "...secretly I was still waiting..." you can sense a lifetime of disappointment in every note as she builds toward a crescendo of resignation that culminates in the phrase "now here I am and I don't give a damn about anything called love." Her emotion recalls the longing of an Andrea Marcovicci torch song. Her storytelling also serves her well when she does an Ellen Greene-esque "Adelaide's Lament" from Frank Loesser's "Guys & Dolls." The singer's humor had already been in evidence when she ventured into 21st century theater on the album's first track, a number from the off-Broadway "The Last Five Years," "Summer in Ohio." The joi de vivre with which she gleefully sings "I could shove an icepick in my eye. I could eat a fish from last July. But it wouldn't be as awful as a summer in Ohio" could have residents of the Buckeye state cheering. The orchestrations and accompanying musicians are all top notch as is especially evident on the album's final cut "Takes Two to Tango," a duet with co-producer Michael Andrew, that captures the champagne-fizzy Dean Martin fun of that tune but with updated lyrics to acknowledge that "you can text, post or gab by yourself." Andrews takes liberties with Dick Manning's 1953 lyrics by peppily working in a twist to the album's title, singing "you'll be fab in a cab by yourself." Upon hearing that, all you can can conclude is that if he's talking about Canny performing cabaret it is hard to argue that she's anything other than "fab." Her earlier wish to be Judy Garland for a day be damned.

Donn Lamkin

Cab Fabulous!
What a discovery of a vocal talent from broadway to cabaret! This album transcends beyond the best of the well known showbiz vocalist.

C Douglas

Major Chops
Judy Garland just called - "The Kid's got chops I tell ya, chops!!" Andrea's voice is strong and full of moxie, but she keeps you guessing - in an instant, she's all together vulnerable. An amazing talent...

Rich Charron

No Cabaret Library is Complete without Cab Fab
This is one you save for those specuial gatherings of friends and family. Something fresh and original that will keep your toes a-tapping and a smile on your face. It's hard to pick out a favorite, but easy to find something pleasing. Andrea doesn't just sing, she creates characters with just her voice, and yet you can see her face with each word. You absolutely MUST have this CD in your collection or you are just a pretender. Even better, this is the perfect gift for the person who seemingly has EVERYTHING. It's the gift that will continue to keep on giving, year after year, after year ...