Well, Shirley and I got to see Bobby near the end of his run, both as singer and his life.
Last October at the Cafe Carlyle
Of Note :
"Another musician who heard Mr. Short at a tender age is funky rocker Lenny Kravitz. "I've known Bobby Short since I was five years old," he says. "He was the person who coaxed my mother into marrying my father." Mr. Kravitz admired Mr. Short's impeccable style -- "the classiest gentleman I ever met in my life." But above all, he loved the way Mr. Short put across a Gershwin or Porter tune. "Bobby Short will remain my favorite artist of all time."