Bobby Short -- We review "The Mad Twenties" and "Bobby Short Celebrates Rodgers & Hart"

By Chip Deffaa
December 16, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

Bobby Short

On The Mad Twenties, backed by a jazz band that takes things to the top (and over), cabaret king Bobby Short revels in the delirious lyrics of ”Nagasaki,” slides sinuously through ”Sweet So and So,” and waxes dramatic on ”Laugh, Clown, Laugh.” There’s more sophistication — but less variety and panache — in Bobby Short Celebrates Rodgers & Hart, a mostly ballads trio session. Twenties: A- Rodgers & Hart: B