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Monday, November 16, 2015

Frank Sinatra: All The Things You Are

Frank Sinatra recorded this Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II song in 1945.  It was from the 1939 musical Very Warm For May, which produced some great songs but was not a success in itself.

Mark Steyn's Song of the Century #84 (and by coincidence given the attrocious recent events in France) is the originally French song My Way,  and at #83 he has Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's Some Enchanted Evening. For Labor Day Mark had Kern and Hammerstein's Ol Man River (as part of a waterfront labor theme).

Pundette has as her #13 Cole Porter's What Is This Thing Called Love, Arlen and Koehler's I've Got The World On A String at #14, and the Gershwins' Nice Work If You Can Get It at #15. Pundette has a Cole Porter favorite written by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green Just In Time at #16.

Bob Belvedere is counting down Sinatra albums with Gordon Jenkins arranged All Alone at #4, Swing Easy at #5 and an interview with Chuck Granata. Bob had Kern and Hammerstein's The Song Is You on his song list (tied at #20).

I had Frank Sinatra and the President's Marine Corps Band doing You Make Me Feel So Young (and also had a bonus Betty Comden Adolph Green number from On The Town), I had Angie Dickinson's favorite Lean Baby, VanHeusen and Burke's Here's That Rainy Day, Sinatra Lord's Prayer/Ave Maria post, Berlin's When I Lost You, Arlen and Capote's Don't Like Goodbyes, and Gaudio and Holmes' For A While. And here is Frank in 1945 singing from Kern and Hammerstein's Show Boat (among other great songs) and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Soliloquy (Mark featured it at #41 on his list for Father's Day).

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.

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