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Karen Akers singing “But Not For Me”–what a memorable voice she has–Enjoy!
Thursday is the day of the week when McElrath Cabaret will feature some of our favorite cabaret blogs, websites or performers. Today’s cabaret website that we are pleased to bring to your attention is for Cabaretdio. This is a particular channel on AccuRadio online radio. AccuRadio describes itself as:
“AccuRadio is a multichannel Internet radio station specifically designed to showcase the potential of the exciting new medium of Internet radio! AccuRadio is also the first multichannel Internet radio station designed specifically for adults with sophisticated musical tastes.”
When you are at the home page for AccuRadio, you can click on the “Browse Genres” tab, and then select “Broadway,” and under this heading you will find the genre “cabaret,” which presently offers thirteen different channels.
The cabaret channels there include:
- Cabaretdio–Featuring sophisticated, Manhattan-based song stylists
- Classic Cabaret–Great cabaret performers from the 1930s through the 1980s
- Female Vocalists–Female cabaret and jazz stars, like Liz Callaway, Barbara Carroll, Kristin Chenowith, and Rosemary Clooney
- LML Music Showcase–The best of LML Music, with artists like Lee Lessack, Heather Mac Rae, and Cory Jamison.
- Male Vocalists–Cabaret music by male cabaret and jazz vocalists ranging from Bobby Short to Craig Rubano
- Modern Cabaret–Contemporary Cabaret performances from newcomers like Cory Jamison and Justin Hayforth to legends like Julie Wilson and others
- The Cole Porter Songbook–As performed by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, and many others.
- The George & Ira Gershwin SongbookThe Harold Arlen Songbook–Great songs by one of the 20th Century’s finest composers… “Stormy Weather,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” and more.
- The MAC Channel–Standards and new material from The Big Apple, performed by the artists of the Manhattan Association of Cabaret
- The Richard Rodgers Songbook–Dozens of Rodgers & Hart songs, Rodgers & Hammerstein songs, and even a few songs for which he was his own lyricist!
- The Sammy Cahn Songbook–The legendary lyricist of “Come Fly With Me,” “My Kind of Town,” “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “All the Way,” and many others.
The Stephen Sondheim Songbook–America’s most-celebrated living Broadway composer, featuring performances by Liz Callaway and others.
You simply click on the “play” button to hear the songs on each channel. You also have the option of creating your own “mix” by opening a channel that you like, and then clicking on the “mix in” button, and the songs on that channel will be added to the first channel. The website will remember your newly created mixes.
The songs are limited in number on each channel, unlike live radio. The sound quality is quite good, but not as good as you would hear on a CD playing in your sound system.
On the “About Us” link, you will discover that AccuRadio has a physical address in Chicago, and boasts over 400,000 unique listeners per month. They say they support musicians and labels, and are fully licensed by ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange and the RIAA.
Cabaretdio offers the cabaret enthusiast the ability to listen to many popular cabaret songs, much of which costs nothing, in the convenience of your home, offers many apps for use with many different kinds of mobile devices, and there is a Need Help? page that offers support for new users. If you are a cabaret performer with an album out, you can contact AccuRadio to see if they will play your music. They say that:
We display the CD covers of the last three songs we’ve played, with each cover linking to the appropriate Amazon page for purchasing that CD. We sell almost $40,000 worth of CDs per month via our Amazon links, and, according to our listener surveys, directly influence the sales of $200,000 to $400,000 more from other retailers.
For the amount of music that they offer, and specifically with a cabaret theme, I recommend AccuRadio’s Cabaret channels, including Cabaretdio.
Is there a cabaret blog, website or performer that you would like to see featured on McElrath Cabaret? Leave us a note in the comments below—we always love to hear from our readers!
ps–The Cabaret Soiree Link Party will continue next week–you can visit anytime to click on the links and see what others have posted, or you can share your own recent cabaret blog or now website link every week from Monday through Thursday. Link is below.
Till next time,
Weekly Post Lineup At McElrath Cabaret:
Tuesdays: Cabaret Tip Tuesday
Wednesdays: Ask A Cabaret Question
Thursdays: Featured Cabaret Blog, Website, Performer
Fridays: Cabaret Through Time