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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Best song ever

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  • I first met this song at a 1993 performance of Twyla Tharp's "Nine Sinatra Songs". Hubbard Street Dance Company was doing this at ADF, and about 1/4 way through this song the couple did a move that made my job drop. Beautiful move. Beautiful woman.

    Months later while I was living in Chicago I drove all the way to Aurora to see Hubbard Street do it again. I bought the closest seat I could get.

    They had a different dancer, with the kind of hair style that I just hate. Sigh.

    By Blogger Marsosudiro, at 12:46 AM  

  • Barry,

    I agree it's one of the best songs ever, but I think Johnny Mercer's version (yes, he's a great singer as well as a great lyricist) of his own song puts Sinatra's to shame. Never understood why Sinatra changed "gentleman's code" to "true to your code." It doesn't even make sense that way.

    By Blogger rivlax, at 5:20 PM  

  • thanks. sorry to say i've never heard Johnny Mercer sing.

    i'll have to check that out.

    btw - picked up the 1955 pressing of Sinatra's In The Wee Small Hours at the Carrboro record sale today. Can't wait to give it a spin.

    By Blogger Barry, at 6:42 PM  

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