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Who remembers songwriter SAMMY CAHN? Wow, could he write a hit.
Sammy left us on January 15, 1993. To honor his memory, here’s a link
to Ella singing his PLEASE BE KIND, music by Saul Chaplin.
One more BLUE song – a fun one: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE
DEEP BLUE SEA. (Arlen/Koehler - 1932). From Ella’s HAROLD ARLEN SONGBOOK, on Verve Records.
Keeping with the color blue – how about BLUE MOON by Rodgers & Hart? Written in 1934 but remastered with today’s tech. Hear Ella’s live version, recorded in Hollywood.
Our song for today is Irving Berlin’s BLUE SKIES because I am tired
of gloomy winter weather! From Ella’s IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK.
Recorded for Verve Records back in 1958. I have it on vinyl, on CD and electronically. How about you?
Ella lived in Harlem when she met Chick Webb. To celebrate that
memory, here’s her version of Duke Ellington’s DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM (with lyrics by Nick Kenny).
OH MY, THIS IS GOOD.
I just bought my tickets for Jane Monheit’s tribute to Ella (2/24/2017) in Naples, Florida. Will we see you there? Jane is FABULOUS!! Learn more at www.janemonheitonline.com
PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE. From Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA. While I do love the original Broadway soundtrack,
I’m more than partial to Ella’s version. What do you think?
Let’s think about the great STEPHEN HAWKING today (1-8-1942). Here he is with Ella, at Harvard, in 1990, as they received their Honorary Doctorates.
Yes! I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT.