Jimmy Roberts: You're Perfect, Don't Change
By Caitlin Hawke
Some treasures, once unearthed, give unexpected context for people whose paths cross. I stumbled on this, as I do many of the vault pieces, and recognized the subject as a blog reader: the multi-talented Jimmy Roberts.
Written 20 years ago by Jock Davenport, the profile gives an inkling as to how many talented people live behind the closed doors of our neighborhood's apartments. I shouldn't be surprised; the neighborhood is well known for its concentration of musicians.
So, here now, in one from the vault, is a little window into this musically gifted neighbor, Jimmy Roberts, the composer responsible for one of the longest running off-Broadway musicals "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change". If you search it on YouTube, don't be surprised to see Chinese and Hungarian productions.
Lagniappe below (for email subscribers, don't forget to click on the title to view the videos directly on the blog).