Torch songs are not so prevalent today, but they are one of my favorite types of songs to perform. A torch song is best described as a sentimental love song of lost or unrequited love.  Love songs are my forte, and I love the melancholy feeling of a torch song.  One of my idols, Billie Holiday, was a master of the torch song, as was Patsy Cline and Frank Sinatra.  Torch songs really have a deep connection to the blues.  Listen to the lyrics of “Round Midnight”, also known as “Round About Midnight” a classic instrumental penned by Thelonious Monk with lyrics later written by Benny Hanighen, and you’ll see what I mean.  This is one of the finest examples of a superlative torch song, with a deeply rooted feeling of the blues.

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