Thursday, June 25, 2015

Frank Sinatra and Kathryn Grayson: Time After Time with bonus Brooklyn Bridge

Back in May I did a post of Jimmy Durante, Frank Sinatra and Kathryn Grayson (including Sinatra and Grayson singing Mozart). But there are greater musical gems in It Happened In Brookyn:

Frank (above) fibs a bit about who wrote the music and lyrics for Time After Time, it was written by Sammy Cahn (who's centennial was two years ago) and Jule Styne. The lyrics of this song are deceptively simple when written, but just beautiful when sung.

I only know what I know,
The passing years will show
You've kept my love so young, so new;

While not necessarily the most famous, it is one of the best songs Sinatra recorded and definitely one of Cahn's best (which is saying a lot) (one of Jule Styne's best too).

Here is the 1957 recording (I prefer the one from 1946):

And I have to throw this bonus clip in too (don't be so judgmental, what is so wrong with loving a piece of engineering):

"Happy" was definitely in immediately after WWII

Mark Steyn for Father's Day Mark has this especially appropriate pick and the Coffee Song.  In response to Ed Driscoll noting the 50th anniversary of Like A Rolling Stone, Mark also brought back his post for Bob Dylan's 60th Birthday back in 2001 (which noted Dylan singing Sinatra and Martin songs).
Bob has It Had To Be You and A Foggy Day in London Town (and others including Witchcraft)
Pundette has Too Close for Comfort, Something's Gotta Give, and It Might As Well Be Spring

I focused the other day on Mr. Booze from Robin and the Seven Hoods. Last week I had Frank's version of Tony Hatch's Call Me and before that Songs Sinatra Did Not Record (any excuse to do a post with Julie London, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan singing Cole Porter cannot be passed up), I belatedly remembered Dean Martin's birthday earlier this month, and also had this Sinatra/Hoagy Carmichael heartbreaker (which is also Mark's song last week)

Don’t forget to also keep checking out
Pundette’s Sinatra 100 countdown,
Ms Evi’s Sinatra Celebration,
Dispatches from the Camp of the Saints Sinatra, &
Mark Steyn’s Sinatra Songs Of The Century.
It’s a swingin’ world.

And here are some photos of the lovely actress and singer Kathryn Grayson:

Rule 5 and FMJRA

1 comment:

  1. Frank and Ms Grayson were often paired, but their last outing, "The Kissing Bandit", just about killed his career.


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