It’s Friday afternoon so it’s torch song time. Raise your glass to Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin who wrote this wonderful song for the equally wonderful Judy Garland-James Mason-George Cukor version of A Star Is Born.
I’ve already posted the clip from the movie multiple times, so we begin with Judy Garland live at Carnegie Hall:
You don’t hear as much about Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Songbook as you should. It’s one of the best of the series featuring arrangements by the great Billy May.
Who among us can forget Sammy Awards? Sammy gender swaps gal for man despite the listing below.
Finally, some West Coast cool jazz with Cal Tjader:
That’s it for today. Have a drink or three. Bottoms up. Cheers.
The last word goes to Dean, Sammy, and Frank. I had no idea until recently how Rat Pack toons there were out there. Here’s another one.