I love singing L.O.V.E.
This performance of L.O.V.E was fun. It was right after I had finished singing STARS from Les Miserables for a Pas De Deux featuring Stephen Roberto Halburn, who choreographed the dance, and Nicole Burris Collins, for the Fine Arts Ballet. I think the music started before we had really finished taking bows for Stars, so I had to get right into the song. Fortunately, for me, the audience was ready to join along with me, as I tested their spelling skills between verses. Definitely fun.
I just love the song!
Another fun part for me was just singing this song. I love the feel of it, the beat of it, the groove of it. And the fun of it. I love the swing and jazz mix of the big band era of music. Those bands were just cranking, and the singers like Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra were killing it with their vocal talent and delivery. Very cool, and very sexy. I sometimes think that I was born in the wrong part of the 20th century. I would have felt perfectly at home singing for a Big Band.
What does L.O.V.E. mean?
As for the song, L.O.V.E., what a great song. You start with the letter “L”, and then wait a beat before you tell the audience what the letter “L” means. Then you do the same thing with the letters ‘O”, “V”, and “E”, each time taking that beat before you continue with the song. What a great musical device to grab the listeners attention, and playfully keep them with you. Nat King Cole, who made this song famous, with his voice, and delivery, made it so easy to fall in love with L.O.V.E.
I pay a little tribute to Nat King Cole, and other great crooners on my Crooners Tune page.