Music picks up where words leave off. Here is a video that shows that.
Jazz singer Paul Marinaro was born in Buffalo but now lives in Chicago. His father, Joseph Marinaro, now 87, dreamed as a young man of being a singer. After he married and had children, though, he gave up those dreams to provide for his family. Instead of singing, he went into the asphalt business.
Paul Marinaro pays tribute to his dad on his CD "Without a Song." It includes one song, "You Will Be My Music," which his father recorded as a young man in the 1940s, on crude home recording equipment. Marinaro sings the song as a duet with that old recording, lovingly restored. He performed the song live in Chicago recently, with the recording. His father is in the audience. The video shows his father's reaction to the song.
Not a dry eye in the house.
Marinaro, in a rare homecoming, is singing three shows this weekend in the Premier Cabaret Lounge of MusicalFare Theatre. The shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, August 29 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, August 30. Marinaro has a lot of family and friends in Buffalo, and the Saturday show is sold out.
For info, call MusicalFare, 839-8540.
-- Mary Kunz Goldman