Monday, November 9, 2015

Frank Sinatra and the President's Marine Band: You Make Me Feel So Young

Given tomorrow is the birthday of the Marine Corps, here is Frank Sinatra performing You Make Me Feel So Young with the President's Marine Corps Band conducted by Nelson Riddle. It was a song written by Josef Myrow and Mack Gordon in 1946. Sinatra recorded it on his 1956 Songs for Swingin' Lovers album.


Frank Sinatra (and Robert Mitchum) with Lee Marvin (who was a Marine combat veteran and was seriously wounded during the Battle of Saipan)


And here is Frank Sinatra with Marine Buddy Rich

Sinatra played a Navy Corpsman in None But The Brave (which he also directed)

Nancy visiting her dad on the set


Mark Steyn's Song of the Century #82 is For Once In My Life, #81 is Quiet Night of Quiet Stars and #80 is The Girl from Ipanema, for Halloween #79 is Me and My Shadow, #78 is Moon Love, at #77 is Strangers In The Night and at #76 is the Gordon Jenkins arranged This Is All I Ask.  Given number #81 and #80 are Brazilian, let's not forget the Coffee Song back at #42.  Mark also has We Were Soliders for his movie of the week in honor of Veterans and Remembrance Day.

Pundette has a Cole Porter favorite written by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green Just In Time at #16, From This Moment On at #17, At Long Last Love at #18, The Nearness of You at #19, Come Fly With Me at #20 and After You've Gone at #64

Bob Belvedere is counting down Sinatra albums with Swing Easy at #5 and an interview with Chuck Granata. Bob had You Make Me Feel So Young as his #14 Sinatra Song.

I had Angie Dickinson's favorite Lean BabyVanHeusen 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 I had a collection of Halloween Inspired Sinatra Songs. And I had Frank, Dean, Bing and Mitzi on TV.

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It’s a swingin’ world.

And while Frank was not a Marine or a veteran, he did play a sailor in a movie (which warrants this bonus track written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)...

Any song with the line: "You're old Dear...Old like gorgonzola..." needs to be posted


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