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i'm crazy 'bout my baby (and my baby's crazy 'bout me) 

Song of the Day: i'm crazy 'bout my baby (and my baby's crazy 'bout me), 1936, Fats Waller.

Louis Armstrong covered the song in 1955.

Leon Redbone covered the song in 1994.

So, 19 years Fats => Louis. 39 years Louis => Leon. 27 years Leon => me.

Clearly a song with some legs. Like so many Fats songs, the song is upbeat, happy, playful, and very fun to perform.

Added to the Fats Waller and With Intro projects.

I uploaded the tab to Ultimate Guitar.

i only have eyes for you 

Song of the Day: "i only have eyes for you", 1934.

The original version, sung by Dick Powell in the movie "Dames", is quite different than the 1956 version by The Flamingos.

I could not find the 3rd & 4th lines of the intro (which The Flamingos drop) on any lyrics site.

Added to the With Intro project.

I uploaded the tab to Ultimate Guitar.

la vie en rose 

Song of the Day: "la vie en rose", 1947, Edith Piaf. 

This was the original French recording of the song. In 1950, several artists, including Edith and Louis Armstrong, recorded the song in English. I included the kiss and "C'est la vie." at the end from Edith's 1950 English version.

The Louis Armstrong version of the song was Song of the Day October 26, 2020. Edith's English version included an interlude, Louis's didn't.

I got a copyright claim on YouTube for this song. From Sony, for infringing on "La Vie En Rose, Live (2012)". 1947 is 74 years ago??? I thought copyright was 70 years, apparently it's 95. Still, claiming I'm infringing on a 2012 recording I've never heard of, copying a 1947 song seems incongruous. I contested the claim. An interesting exercise, hopefully I won't lose my YouTube channel.

Added to the With Intro project.


Projects Page 

The About page talks about my Fats Waller project and the "Songs with Intros" project. I created a Projects menu selection and pages for both these projects. Each page's Playlist heading is linked to Youtube, as are the individual songs.