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Philip Chaffin - Somethin' Real Special: The Songs of Dorothy Fields
Philip's latest album is Somethin’ Real Special: The Songs of Dorothy Fields.
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From August 14 to August 24, Philip will be performing at Bristol Riverside Theatre in their latest Summer Musicale, this one simply entitled “Broadway’s Best.” Philip will be singing such classics as “Begin the Beguine,” “Hey, There” and “Stranger in Paradise.” For more information, visit http://www.brtstage.org/.
Philip's currently celebrating the release of his fourth solo album, Somethin' Real Special (The Songs of Dorothy Fields), which graced several “year's best” lists and prompted write-ups in The Huffington Post and USA Today. Show Business cheered, “Chaffin’s gorgeous, soaring baritone will make you hear these old songs in a fresh and thrilling new way.”
Congratulations to Philip: 2013 Grammy Award nominee for producing the New Broadway Cast Recording of Follies. This is Philip's second Grammy nomination, following his nod for the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Sondheim on Sondheim two years earlier.
Recent Recordings
Somethin' Real Special: The Songs of Dorothy Fields Jerome Kern: The Land Where the Good Songs Go - A New Revue Sweet Bye and Bye Sweet Little Devil When the Wind Blows South
“Rapturous.”
USA Today
“Fresh and thrilling.”
Show Business
“A long overdue tribute to Fields.”
The Huffington Post
“One of the year's Top 10 albums. An all-around delight. Dorothy Fields is a perfect match for Chaffin.” - Playbill



“Here’s a blue-chip collection... Philip Chaffin has one of those warm, sophisticated voices that call to mind the finer products of Kentucky’s distilleries. Match him up with the dry, witty, bitters-flavoured lyrics of the masterful Dorothy Fields, shake with a 23-piece orchestra and you’ve got a cocktail to cherish. “I’ll Buy You a Star” will bring you to tears; “You’re a Lovable Lunatic” will make you grin ear to ear. All classy stuff.” - Toronto Star

“One of the year's Top 10 vocal albums, Somethin' Real Special radiates. By turns buoyant or openly ardent, with a dash of humor, everything works. Nothing can turn off the Chaffin charm.” - Talkin Broadway

“Highlights include "Alone Too Long,” from 1954's By the
Beautiful Sea
, as well as a tender version of “Where Am I Going?” from 1966's Sweet Charity. Of course, no Fields retrospective would truly be complete without “The Way You Look Tonight.” - The Huffington Post

“Leave it to Philip Chaffin to record the first male solo album of songs by lyricist and savvy sophisticate Dorothy Fields. Chaffin lends his beautiful and charismatic tenor on this superb fourth solo disc.” - Next Magazine
“Chaffin hits a bullseye with his new recording of songs by the great lyricist Dorothy Fields. Chaffin's gorgeous, soaring baritone will make you hear old songs in a fresh and thrilling new way.” - Show Business

“Long overdue, and Chaffin is the singer for the job." - Seattle Post Intelligencer
 


     
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