What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Yo, Bobby


I am appalled to admit this, but I have only just learned that in 1992, Bobby McFerrin and Yo Yo Ma recorded a collaborative album called Hush. It’s an absolutely amazing combination of McFerrin’s vocal perfection and epic musicality with Ma’s prowess with the cello and sense of fun, and the resulting music is pure joy.

The first video below is the pair’s appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. They perform a few selections from the album, and their story about how the album came to be is also wonderful. In a nutshell, they met while performing (separately) at a party in 1988 honoring Leonard Bernstein. The rest is history.

You can purchase the album (on CD or cassette!) on Amazon.

And here’s the full album.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Yo, Bobby

  1. NO!! Now my sides are hurting from laughing so much and so hard. Great stuff. Continue to improve. Hal

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  2. I may have missed something.

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  3. Well, you just sent me straight to Apple Music to listen to this! I love Yo-Yo Ma but had no idea this existed. Thank you!

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