Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall
Released: Dec 2007
In June 2006, Rufus recreated Judy Garland's legendary 1961 performance. It's cover-song cabaret! It's musical drag! It's ... the gayest thing ever, and who better to do it than the queen of all that is gritty, witty and gay? Like the best drag artists, Rufus doesn't just impersonate Judy, he taps into the essence of her allure, drawing out their similarities (bold vocals; a stage presence equal parts anguish and panache) even as he puts his campy stamp on her oeuvre. He nails "Over the Rainbow," of course, but it's his soaring "How Long Has This Been Going On" that made our heartstrings zing.