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The Garbled American Songbook, Vol. 1

by Elise Roth

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Rodent Yes, I totally want to crawl on some cheeks now. I'm gonna remember these lyrics even more than the original ones. Sheesh, I've already forgotten some of the original titles. Viva Elise. Favorite track: Is It Not A Mischief?.
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in 2018, I started running the lyrics to jazz standards from the Great American Songbook through Google Translate, via several different languages and then back into English. I don't know what possessed me to do this.
This is the result.


released March 4, 2020

Elise Roth, vocals
Jacob Hiser, piano
Studio V Arlington, Mike Valdez, recording and production


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Elise Roth London, UK

American chanteuse Elise Roth grew up listening to classic recordings of the vocalists of the Big Band Era. She has spent the past 5 years in the US, singing with 18-piece Big Bands and 1920s Jazz Orchestras. Known for her expressively authentic vocals and her period-perfect appearance, Elise has charmed audiences at various venues stateside, from swing dances to supper clubs to vintage events. ... more

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