Jimmy Borges, Hawaii’s gentleman of jazz, died Monday at age 80, having faced his recurring cancer with the same gutsy attitude that propelled him from hardscrabble Kalihi to the glittering stages of Las Vegas.
His velvety voice and charisma sustained Borges through 60 years on stage, but what struck listeners most is how the jazz and pops singer spoke to them through song.
Over the last two years I had the chance to speak with Jimmy Borges and I am so glad that I have been able to record these chats.
Certainly make sure you pick up a copy of this album, it truly is great and is a real keepsake and a constant memory of this great man who’s voice will continue forever.
Luck Be A Lady
The most Beautiful Girl In The World
When I Fall In Love
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Here’s To Life