Why do Claire Trevor and Dick Powell in Murder My Sweet star in the featured image? Dick Powell introduced this week’s song on the big screen. Sure, Alice Faye sang it with him, but I don’t have a cat named for her.
Irving Berlin month concludes with a song he wrote for the 1937 movie musical On The Avenue. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm is one of the maestro’s best loved and most recorded tunes.
I realize this is a wintry song and it’s Spring. I may have to bring in the snow machines. Enough of this snow job. I like the song, okay? Plus, Claire Trevor.
We begin with Dick Powell, Alice Faye, and James the butler in On The Avenue:
Billie Holiday cut one of the earliest versions of the song in 1937.
Time for Ella & Louis to warm things up:
Ring-a-Ding-Ding was one of Sinatra’s dippier catchphrases. The album is pretty darn good despite the dumb title. Sorry, Francis Albert.
Another selection from the dynamic duo of Billy and Sarah:
I met Kevin Moore dba Keb Mo several times. Fine singer, nice guy.
What would a Friday Cocktail Hour be without a jazz instrumental version of the week’s tune? This time, Oscar Peterson, Buck Clayton, and a surf rock version of the Berlin classic by the Avalanches.
Have I told you lately how much I love Oscar Peterson?
That’s it for this week. Let’s bid a fond adieu to Berlinpalooza or is that Irvingfest? It’s what Irving, Fred, and Ginger would want. Never argue with them.