Today (beyond being Veterans Day and Armistice Day) is also Polish Independence Day and this selection seems especially appropriate:
In the film “The Miracle of the Bells” of 1947, Frank Sinatra himself sang a song “Ever Homeward”, an English version of an old Polish song “Powrót” written and composed by Kazimierz Lubomirski. Later, on the 8th of December 1947, Sinatra recorded this song with the Axel Stordahl Orchestra for Columbia Records. The artist sang it both in English and Polish on this record. In January 1982 during the martial law, he also sang it on American TV in the programme “Let Poland Be Poland” (“Niech Polska będzie Polską”).
Sinatra sings in Polish. I had a still of Frank Sinatra as a priest from The Miracle of the Bells in my Sinatra Lord's Prayer/Ave Maria post.
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.
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 I had a collection of Halloween Inspired Sinatra Songs. And I had Frank, Dean, Bing and Mitzi on TV.
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.
Mark Steyn: War and Remembrance and Remembrance, Delusion, and Usurpation
Instapundit: Poles burn EU flag on Polish Independence Day