Wednesday, September 12, 2012


There is another legit Supperclub in Manhattan other than Feinsteins.  It's the Cafe Carlyle a the Carlyle Hotel at 35 E. 76th Street.  The room may not be huge and that's okay as every seat gives you a view of the performer.  That is what makes the Cafe Carlyle an intimate nightclub. 

Tonight is was Judy Collins.  Having already seen her at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, it made no difference.  Her voice is still amazing.  It was a night of songs and stories about her life, as well as of the songs.  Judy played the guitar and had her pianist there as well.  There was a point when Judy played the piano.  No surprise as she had told us that she took lessons many years ago.  She invited the audience to sing along several times.  She is quite personable but don't expect a meet and greet. 

I'll run down a list of which songs she sang. Chelsea Morning  (Mitchell),  John Denver Tribute  (Denver)
Born To The Breed  (Collins),  Mr. Tambourine Man  (Dylan), Since You’ve Asked  (Collins)
Sons Of  (Brel, Jouannest, Shuman & Blau), Veteran’s Day  (Veitch), Campo de Encino  (Webb)
Big Sur (Collins), Suzanne  (Cohen), The Blizzard  (Collins), Send In The Clowns  (Sondheim).  I believe that there were a few other ditties thrown in as well when she spoke about her life and family. I was surprised that the song Both Sides Now wasn't sung as well as people not yelling, "encore".   

Here is the calendar listing.  Sept. 11-29.  Judy Collins - Tues-Sat at 8:45 p.m. Cover charge Tues-Thur: $110 per person ($75 bar seating; $175 premium seating) Cover charge Fri-Sat: $135 per person ($75 bar seating; $185 premium seating).  For reservations call 212-744-1600. 

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