Cole Porter month continues with You Do Something To Me. He wrote it in 1929 for the musical, Fifty Million Frenchmen. The song is best known for one line, “Do do that voodoo that you do so well.” I’ve used it myself more than a few times. I only steal from the best.
We begin with Marlene Dietrich emoting the song. She couldn’t really sing but, boy, could she emote.
Ella’s Cole Porter Song Book is the gold standard for all such records.
Sinatra loved singing Cole’s songs and recorded You Do Something To Me several times. This is my favorite:
Ready to take a trip to Cuba with Rosie Clooney and Perez Prado? I know which, uh, rhumba you should dial.
Here’s a soulful Seventies version from Etta Jones:
Bryan Ferry was born to sing You Do Something To Me:
What would the Friday Cocktail Hour be without a Jazz instrumental version of the week’s song? This time the sexy and saxy sound of Illinois Jacquet.
Finally, let’s day trip to Disambiguation City with a 1995 song written and recorded by Paul Weller.
That’s it for this week. Throw some booze and ice into your cocktail shaker and pour yourself a stiff drink. It’s what Bogie, Betty, and Frank would want. Never argue with them.