I have only heard Lullaby of Broadway as variations on the Busby Berkeley rendition from Goldiggers of 1935. The 42nd Street musical version is in this vein.
In Dianne Reeves skillful hands, the song emerges as beautiful and heartbreaking lullaby. I found my heartbeat slowing down as I settled into myself. Lullabies are powerful, powerful medicine.
Listen to this sometime when you are feeling harried or a bit off. You’ll feel better. I promise.
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