These are the three songs E. Faye Butler can’t get out of her head
Chicago-based actress and singer E. Faye Butler just finished a run in Olney Theatre’s “Sweeney Todd” and will host the Helen Hayes Awards in May. We asked her to share the first three songs that popped into her head, two of which she’ll sing this weekend for a cabaret show she calls “a celebration of African-American women in music.”
‘Blue Skies,’ Ella Fitzgerald
“This song always makes me happy — it’s so optimistic,” Butler says. The jazz great’s peppy, scatted-up take on the Irving Berlin tune is even the current ringtone on her phone, although she won’t perform it on Saturday.
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