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true love 

Song of the Day: true love, 1956, Cole Porter, #169. 

Added to the With Intro project.

This song is not going into a set list, but I remember that my mother liked it - probably for the guardian angels - so I wanted to record it.

on the sunny side of the street 

Song of the Day: on the sunny side of the street, 1930, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, #166. 

There are rumors that Fats Waller wrote this song. Fats was known to sell songs for $100 when he was short on cash. I think Jimmy McHugh might have been his main beneficiary. In some biography, Fats' son said that whenever Fats heard this song he would get an odd scowl on his face.

I don't think this is going into a set list. Even w an instrumental verse intro & repeating the bridge & last verse w an outro, it is only coming in at 1:45. Too short.

how little we know 

Song of the Day: how little we know, 1944, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, #162.

This is the 1st song Lauren Bacall sings in "To Have and To Have Not", the movie where Bogie met Bacall. Hoagy is in the movie as the piano player Cricket. It's a fav.

With this song recorded, I am 2 songs away from having the 15 for Set #7 in Jaz's Jukebox.

I uploaded the tab to Ultimate Guitar.

stormy weather 

Song of the Day: stormy weather, 1933, Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler, Ethel Waters. #159

Note, the Song of the Day queue is a bit backed up, so I am going to record a couple of songs/week until it gets to a more reasonable depth.

Just realized I am posting this right after I got the news that our Naples, FL house came through Hurricane Ian with flying colors, no damage, solar panels produced 35 kWh today!


Song of the Day: stardust, 1927, Hoagy Carmichael. 

I'm pretty much doing Willie Nelson's version.

Today is the 2nd birthday of Song of the Day. 1st video posted September 27, 2020. 

Today is Song of the Day #158!

you're my dish 

Song of the Day: you're my dish, 1937, Fats Waller, Jimmy McHugh. 

Added to the Fats Waller project. 

I uploaded the tab to Ultimate Guitar.

Previous SongOfTheDay was the 1938 version of 'tennessee whiskey', comparing 1's lover to alcoholic beverages. This 1 compares 1's lover to food, LOL! Even worse, IMO. The phrase "blue plate of romance" is a good 1. ;-P

until the real thing comes along 

Song of the Day: until the real thing comes along, 1936, Fats Waller.

Sinatra covered this in 1984 & added 3 verses & a bridge. I used those but changed 1980s cultural references to something that would have flown in the 1930s.

Added to the Fats Waller project.

god bless the child 

Song of the Day: god bless the child, 1941, Billie Holiday.

I would have guessed that this was a protest song from the early-mid 1960s - maybe because it's so bluesy? 

Nope, 1941. Billie Holiday wrote the lyrics.