Sunday, August 16, 2015

Frank Sinatra: Stars Fell On Alabama

With the Perseids meteor event the other day (an August summer astronomy tradition) let's go with this Frank Perkins and Mitchell Parish song, arranged by Nelson Riddle, even if the inspiration for the song may have been the Leonid meteors of November. If that is the case, I am early.

Update: Mark Steyn give a lot more history of this song with it as his Sinatra Song of the Century #58.

And I love this cover too...

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 22 through 20, Nice 'n' Easy, I'm a Fool To Want You, The Song Is You and Don't Worry About Me (Tie), 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 Trap, Learnin' 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. And (update) here is Stars Fell On Alabama.

EBL: In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, Soliloquy, Sinatra at the Hollywood Bowl (in August), More Sinatra Moon Songs, Blue Moon, The Nearness of You (another Carmichael classic), 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.

Instapundit: The story behind Sweet Home Alabama

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