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A NEW YEAR Celebration at the Cafe Carlyle with Bobby Short (E55)


An hour of magic with the late (and more than great!) Bobby Short at the fanciest of fancy Carlyle Hotel on 72nd Street in New York City.

Lester the Nightfly – Meet Mr. Bobby Short.

Your host, PJ Ewing (aka PJDJ) brings you some personal stories of nights at the Carlyle. And we have a special guest… yep… mom! Mary Sue Ewing shares how a family fascination with “all things Bobby” came about back in the early 1970’s.


Meet Bobby Short
PJDJMeet Bobby Short
Slumming on Park AvenueOn the East Side Bobby Short & Irving Berlin2005
Hot House RoseBobby Short / Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter1971
How’s Your RomanceBobby Short / Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter1971
Rap Tap Tap On WoodBobby Short Loves Cole Porter1971
Katie went to HatiiBobby Short / Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter1971
Sell MeEartha Kitt2006
Ain’t Misbehavin’Eartha Kitt2006
Martha (aka Mazie)Woody Allen1998
SOULFULJohn Batiste2019
The Ladies Who LunchElaine Stritch2002
How ‘Bout a DanceLaura Osnes2012
I’m Beginning to See the LightSutton Foster2011
Not for the Life of MeSutton Foster2011
When she loved meLaura Osnes2012
I Know That You KnowJohn Pizzarelli2019
She’s Tall, She’s Tan, She’s TerrificLive @ the Carlyle / Bobby Short1974
So Near and Yet So FarBobby Short / Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter1971

Jump into the World of Bobby Short

Bobby Short at The Cafe Carlyle in 1979

You get to join us for an evening… then we can meet at Bemelman’s Bar afterwards to pretend we own railroads or diamond mines… and hobnob with the regular snooty (but fun to appreciate) wealthy patrons. I’ll have a $25 vodka gimlet (just one!)… what will you have?

Resources About The Carlyle & Bobby Short


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If you enjoyed this show look for our shows with Lily Frost.


DJ and radio personality PJ Ewing is the host of Lester the Nightfly.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Peter Grant


    1. pjdj

      Very happy you got a chance to listen to this one!

  2. Selena Brady

    Oh Pj!!! Took me back to the good old days in Brooklyn! Loved hearing your Mom’s voice! Miss her! Thank you! Just awesome!

    1. pjdj


      So glad you heard this show!!! Happy New Year to you!!!

  3. Foxy (Adelaide)

    Really high music I really like it!!!

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