Show of the week "Esther
and Abi Ofarim"
six part BBC tv series
In 1968 the Ofarims had their own TV show on the BBC.
In each of the six 30-minute programmes, Esther and Abi performed some songs and they had a special guest.
(info taken from genome.ch.bbc.co.uk)
Richard Rodney Bennett, Jeff Clyne, Chris Karan
guest is Donovan, whose musical poem "Lord of
the Reedy River" Esther sings so beautifully. She and Abi sing
n of songs in many different languages.
(Among the songs of Esther is "By myself", read about this in an article.)
|Esther and Abi's special guest Scott Walker sings "Black Sheep Boy" and "Joanna," the latter being his most recent hit record. Esther is featured in a song from West Side Story, and, with Abi, sings a song by The Bee Gees, called "Garden of My Home."||Julian Bream, complete master of the guitar, joins the Ofarim in their third show tonight. He plays a Bach prelude and a traditional Spanish folk song-and just for good measure, finishes with a number on the lute.||
Campbell swept the board for Grammy awards for the best singer in America
this year with his record "By the Time I Get to Phoenix." He
sings this tonight as well as his "I Wanna Live." He
also has a duet with Esther.
Among songs by Esther and Abi is "Go Tell It on the Mountain."
|Esther and Abi's guest is the versatile young composer and pianist whose opera The Mines of Sulphur received critical acclaim and who wrote the film score for Far From the Madding Crowd. He plays two excerpts from his Jazz Calendar ballet, and accompanies Esther when she sings Wolf's Wiegenlied.||
this the last show of the series Esther and Abi welcome as their guest one
of the most exciting soul-singers, Nina Simone, who will be singing a song
she recorded as a tribute to the late Martin Luther King, called 'Why?' She
will then be joining the Ofarim for a song called 'The morning of my life'.
As a very fitting climax to the show and the series, Esther and Abi will
sing the song that began it all for them in Britain-'Cinderella
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Later this year Esther had a solo show.