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naomi24 | 22:41 Wed 22nd Sep 2021 | Music
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Do you know this song?



It's one I would describe as a 'classic' - but a friend, a rather well known musician, has never heard of it.

Is it just me?

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Yes , I’ve heard of it Naomi but more by Sinatra


Can't say I've heard it before, naomi.
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Sob ...
Don't cry. It's probably just before my time, that's all. x
Definitely a classic!

Here's the original version:
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Haaaaaa! Spice, I do hope you're not suggesting that it wasn't before MY time!
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I love the lyrics ... the idea of taking a new note and pushing it through a horn until it became a 'blue' note. A surreal idea... and it worked!
I first heard this years ago when it was sung by the Rat Pack, sadly all gone now. There was much laughter but the singing was superb, Sinatra, Davis and Martin.
Definitely a classic one of my favorites
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I’m so pleased some have heard of it - and even consider it a classic as I do. What do these successful professional musicians know? Pah! :o)
naomi: This is a favourite clip of mine: Kevin Spacey in the White House singing for the Russian President!
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Thanks Khandro.
Nobody sings that song like Sammy, loved the song and the singer many moons ago and still do. Definitely a classic.
No, but totally not my thing anyway. Sounds about 1940s.
Many others composed by Ray Henderson were songs my Gran taught me.

//Henderson's biggest hit songs included "Annabelle" (1923), "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Has Anybody Seen My Girl?" (a/k/a "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue"), "I'm Sitting on Top of the World", "Don't Bring Lulu" (all 1925), "The Birth of the Blues" (1926), "The Varsity Drag", "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (both 1927), "You're The Cream In My Coffee", "Button Up Your Overcoat" (both 1928), "You Are My Lucky Star", "I'm a Dreamer, Aren't We All", "(Keep Your) Sunny Side Up" (all 1929), "The Thrill Is Gone", "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" (both 1931), and "Animal Crackers in My Soup" (1935)//
Mamya; I can sing or hum everyone of those, I always came out best in, "I'll Name That Tune", but there's so much else in this big world I don't know. :0)
yes i know this song well...
of course..just love the music of the rat pack era..and big bands
i love the big bands, introduced to me by my gran and mum, they loved this type of music, as do i still

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