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posted 8/2/2012

Diana talks about her first collaboration with T-Bone Burnett and the inspiration behind 'Glad Rag Doll'

Diana talks about her first collaboration with T-Bone Burnett and the inspiration behind 'Glad Rag Doll'

It was just like any other night; pulling 78rpm records from a big stack in the den or playing half-remembered melodies from song folios piled up by the piano.
 
“I thought everybody knew about these things,” said Diana Krall speaking of listening again to the marvelous, mischievous records that her Dad had collected during her childhood.
 
"Now I’m all grown up, I think I just wanted to live out one of the Carole Lombard characters that I saw on late-night pictures but with the music from the “Ziegfeld Follies."" 

"It’s 1920's music for the 21st Century”. 
 
It's precisely those records and visual images that inspired “Glad Rag Doll” - out October 2 on Verve - Krall's first collaboration with producer T-Bone Burnett. 


"She was just possessed" said Burnett. "People might say this is all about old-fashioned music but it's very, very new-fashioned music."

Diana reworks Fred Fisher's "There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears" with Marc Ribot, T-Bone Burnett, Jay Bellerose, Dennis Crouch, Colin Linden, and Keefus Ciancia.

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