In 2009 Shepley discovered that Fran Landesman, lyricist of 1955 jazz standard “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most,” was still songwriting, and that since the mid-1990’s Fran and pianist Simon Wallace had written dozens of witty, poignant and sophisticated tunes. Shepley and her musical partner/pianist Ron Roy recorded fifteen of these new songs in the winter of 2010.
Something Irresistible is the first recording of the Landesman/Wallace songbook by a U.S. singer. See the liner notes and credits.
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Shepley Metcalf sings “How Was It For You” by Fran Landesman and Simon Wallace at the Metropolitan Room in New York City on March 19, 2011. Janice Friedman on piano, Chris Rathbun on bass, and Gene Roma on drums.