Friday, August 14, 2015

Frank Sinatra: In the Cool, Cool, Cool, of the Evening

The weather is still hot (at least most places in the Northern Hemisphere), but fall is coming sooner than you may think...

A Hoagy Carmichael Johnny Mercer collaboration for the film Here Comes the Groom in 1951.  Bing Cosby and Jane Wyman sang this song in the movie (and while you expect Bing to do a decent job,  Jane Wyman is terrific in this). 

Frank Sinatra recorded this in the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening with Nelson Riddle arranging for the Days of Wine and Roses Album in 1964.

 Since the video clip has a number of Ava Gardner shots, I am going to throw a few more in

Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman (with an Edith Head gown)

Pundette: Goes with an Irving Berlin song written for Bing Crosby (Frank loved to do Bing songs), Be Careful It's My Heart, and last week she had And the Bell Goes... (with Mark's Sammy Cahn Podcast) and that #54 on her list she had Mercer's Drinking Again and Cool Cool at her #100
Bob Belvedere: Sinatra's Best 25 through 23 At Long Last Love, That's Life, Angel Eyes, and My Funny Valentine (a Rogers and Hart song like my last week's pick Blue Moon) and Bob has a couple of Mercer classics on his Sinatra #43 through #41 post.
Mark Steyn: His latest are (Love Is) The Tender TrapLearnin' the Blues and In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning and he has a number of Mercer and Carmichael songs. Here's Mark's Mercer Podcast.

EBL: SoliloquySinatra at the Hollywood Bowl, More Sinatra Moon Songs, Blue Moon, The Nearness of You, More Sinatra Summer, Things We Did Last Summer, and Sinatra at the Beach and Frank Sinatra and Kathryn Grayson: Time After Time

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.

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Blogmocracy notes that Breitbart has this as a cool summer


  1. In my next lifetime, I want to come back as Frank Sinatra.


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