A Rare Find

A unique collection of overlooked marvels from the golden era of American popular song. This recording captures the intimate and playful spirit of Hayford’s live Rare Find concerts, featuring his…

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About A Rare Find…

A unique collection of overlooked marvels from the golden era of American popular song. This recording captures the intimate and playful spirit of Hayford’s live Rare Find concerts, featuring his own arrangements and piano stylings.

Track Listing

1 You’re Awful
2 Do I Worry
3 I Go For That
4 Humpty Dumpty Heart
5 Kiss Me With A Smile
6 Just The Way I Am
7 According To The Moonlight
8 I’m Not So Bright
9 The House Is Haunted (By The Echo Of Your Last Goodbye)
10 Compared To You
11 When Bert’s Not Here
12 Love Me As I Am

Praise for A Rare Find…

  • “His easygoing style harkens back to the days when they used to call men such as him crooners, and his wry sense of humor and laid-back manner instantly set an audience at ease. Then he lets his nimble fingers traipse over the ivories, and it all adds up to rare and grand entertainment.”

    — 2001 After Dark Award
  • “Comic charm…He can wring more wry humor from a perfectly innocent lyric than most.”

    — Chicago Tribune
  • “Understatement is what he brings to his performance, along with an obvious great joy in sharing these rediscovered treasures.”

    — Cabaret Scenes Magazine
  • “Justin Hayford is an original with a passion for understanding why our hearts are moved through song.”

    — Cabaret Hotline

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About

Justin Hayford specializes in reviving little-known songs from the 1930's and '40's. With his sell-out Rare Find series at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret in Chicago, he has rescued dozens of forgotten gems from ignoble and undeserved obscurity--songs like "You're…