Blossom Dearie has passed away, of natural causes, at the age of 82. I'm not generally one to blog about the comings and goings of celebrities, but on this occasion, I can't resist! I only recently became acquainted with Ms Dearie, whose name so perfectly fit her sweet voice, which was once said to be incapable of reaching "the second story of a dollhouse", but I carry a warm place for her in my heart.
I became curious about her after hearing her "Doop-Doo-De-Doop (a Doodlin' Song)" on one of the Small One's cd's. (Jazz for Kids- it's a good one!) How could I not be interested in someone whose song contains the line "We go together, bet your boodle, like the apples in a streudel do! Say you love me, with a doodlin' song."
Goodbye, Blossom Dearie! I'm sad to see you go, because if you ask me, the world needs all the whimsy it can get.