Witchcraft

I reused the Rita, Frank, and Kim image from Pal Joey because I like it so much, not because Witchcraft comes from that movie. It was, however, written for Sinatra by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. It’s one of the Chairman of the Board’s signature songs.

There’s only one place to begin this week:

Not long after Elvis Presley got out of the army, he appeared on a Sinatra teevee special and traded verses with Frank. Elvis sang Witchcraft and Sinatra Love Me Tender in this meeting of popular music deities.

Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite singers. Here’s his take on this week’s song.

Sarah Vaughan and Quincy Jones got witchy in 1962:

Rosie Clooney was clearly a good witch:

What would the Friday Cocktail Hour be without a Jazz instrumental version of the week’s tune? This time, the great guitarist John Abercrombie teams up with bassist Don Thompson followed by the Oscar Peterson Trio.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Oscar Peterson? I can’t say it enough.

That’s it for this week. Cast a spell with your favorite adult beverage and have a drink on me. It’s what Bogie, Betty, and Frank would want. Never argue with them.

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