Saturday, November 7, 2015

Frank Sinatra: Here's That Rainy Day

An appropriate song for a dreary cold November. This is a Jimmy Van Heusen Johnny Burke song that Sinatra recorded on the Gordon Jenkins arranged No One Cares album in 1959.  As Mark Steyn notes on his Pennies From Heaven post, it was the last collaboration of Van Heusen and Burke and was Van Heusen's all time favorite song.  Frank's version was also Johnny Carson's favorite ballad and he sang it with Bette Middler on his next to last Tonight Show.

Mark Steyn's Song of the Century #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.

Pundette has 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 I Remember Tommy at #8,  Ring A Ding Ding for #6Where Are You? for #7 and an interview with Chuck Granata.

I had 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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