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April 28, 2011

John Mayer plays Sinatra

On the Letterman Show, I saw John perform the famous song that Frank Sinatra recorded in the 1950s, called In The Wee Small Hours. Very nice work.

You know, I have a lot of respect for John. Here is a guy who is famous for his pop material, but he has the guts to step away from light weight music that made in famous. Instead, he embraces the timeless music of Sinatra, Hendrix and good old blues masters of the past. I give him all the credit for doing this.

I have noticed a lot of trash talking going on about John Mayer, and I think it's just lame. The guy can play, he can create and perform music in the way most people just dream about. Anyone who can do what he feels like and still end up on the Letterman Show and play sold out larger venues all across North America gets my nod of approval.

Enough rant about that - here's the tune he played at the Letterman show. John isn't a jazz guitarist, that's obvious, and he's not a jazz singer of the Sinatra school either. Still, this is pretty good, and I give him big kudos for just having the guts to actually do this. It did turn out well, and hopefully it can inspire other young artists, and make them aware of the quality of artists from the past. There is still music from yesteryears that just never will get old. I think this is a good example of that.

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on April 28, 2011

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