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Friday, October 2, 2015

Frank Sinatra: Rain (Falling From The Skies) with bonus The Night We Called It A Day

Mark Steyn has Come Rain Or Come Shine.  Bob Belvedere is definitely predicting rain.

With autumn rains coming (I had September in the Rain a few weeks ago), it seemed appropriate for me to go with a rain song too.  I thought about Rain In My Heart from Cycles album...but it didn't work for me (too depressing along with Bob's post). So I went with this...

This is a song by Gunther Finlay and Robert Mellin.  I could not find much reference for Gunther Finlay in the internet, but this is a fine song. This was recorded on the Where Are You? album released in 1957. This was when Sinatra transitioned from Nelson Riddle arranging to Gordon Jenkins at Capital.

Here is a bonus Matt Dennis Tom Adair song (given the super moon and eclipse last week)(I believe this is the Gordon Jenkins arrangement from Where Are You?

Bob completed his top 100 Sinatra songs and his top selections are top notch. Bob is not stopping, listing the top 10 Sinatra albums up through Frank's birthday, starting with this one at #10. Bob had Come Rain or Come Shine as his #11.

As noted above, Mark Steyn's latest is Come Rain Or Come Shine. Fitting for all the lunar talk last week, Mark has Moonlight In Vermont (a wonderfully lovely song which PundetteBob, and myself all had too). Mr. Steyn also has It's All Right With Me and Autumn Leaves (Mark does a wonderful job explaining and contrasting Mercer's lyrics to the original French version). Mark also talks about Mohammed and the Movies (wow). That is a must read (you will never look at Halloween the same way again) and After the Balls. And here's Dennis and Adair song Everything Happens To Me and about Riddle and Young at Heart.

I had Gershwin's I Got Plenty 'O' Nuttin.  I had the jazz standard Indian Summer with bonus Michele Carey. Given Mark's post a Cole Porter Indian Summer classic It's All Right With Me I posted the Can Can film clip of that performance along with the lovely Juliet Prowse. I added Sinatra and Day singing a terrific version of Take Me Out To The Ball Game in remembrance of Yogi Berra's passing.  And I think I collected links to most of the autumn themed Sinatra songs I previously posted in recognition of the autumn equinox. I also had Frank and the Kessler Twins for Oktoberfest. And the bittersweet The Shadow of Your Smile.

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