This week’s entry was inspired by the swell David Kelly-Nicole Kidman-Hugh Grant mini-series, The Undoing. Kelly and the show’s musical directors encouraged La Kidman to record a version of Dream A Little Dream Of Me for the show’s theme song. Initially, she balked but then relented. I’m glad she did. I need the material.
Dream A Little Dream Of Me was written in 1931 by Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt, and Gus Kahn. It’s been recorded many times over the years and it’s my duty, nay pleasure, to post some of them. They’re dreamy, y’all.
We begin at the end with Nicole Kidman:
One of the best-loved versions of the song was cut by Doris Day in 1957:
Are you ready for some Ella & Louis? I would hope so:
Rumor has it that Dean Martin feels neglected. It’s time to rectify that omission. I don’t want a bibulous specter chasing me, after all:
Finally, an oddball contemporary interpretation by Eddie Vedder and his ukulele:
That’s all for this week. Lift your glass and toast the end of another wild-n-crazy week. It’s what Bogie, Betty, and Frank would want. Never argue with them.