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According to today's Google doodle …

Ella Fitzgerald would have been 96 years old today.

(Fair warning: This post has nothing to do with knitting, running, reaping or eating. We will return to regularly scheduled programming mañana.)

You might be wondering why someone like me, who thinks Bob Dylan is the alpha and omega of music, would even think twice about Ella. I'm not a jazz lover AT ALL. (Approximately one percent of the tunes on my iPod are of the jazz genre.) But there's this one song she did for an old war movie that I absolutely love, and this version of it is my favorite:


I found another Ella example of the same song on YouTube that was very jazzy, indeed. But the one I offer you is the one that makes me melt when I hear it.

The song, written by Johnny Mercer in 1941, has been covered by a variety of artists. Country singer Frank Ifield's is my second favorite and might be the most familiar. Looking at the list in this article, I wasn't surprised to see that Tony Bennett and Diane Krall have recorded it, but the Beatles? Art Garfunkle? I might have to try to find their efforts at some point, just for a listen.

Because seriously? After listening to Ella? There's no need to buy more.

P.S. Thanks for your comments so far ... but I want more, more, MORE! Greedy little bitch that I am. Heh.

Comments

Mindy said…
As you know I am an infrequent commenter but a regular reader as they say....so the reason I didn't comment before was that I didn't want to appear as if I was commenting only because there is a potential prize involved....

That being said, a year or so ago, I gave Bob Dylan another listen because of you and I became a fan. Now when a Dylan song comes up on an iPod shuffle in my car or at the house, my husband always asks...you LIKE Bob Dylan?? It's become a joke between us from the man that can sing and dance (badly) to every Rolling Stones song ever recorded. Makes me giggle.
AlisonH said…
It's Ella-mentery, Watson!
Winnie said…
I must say, some days when I visit, I could swear you are my husband's long lost twin! Bob Dylan is his favorite and he has tried to convert me, but I do love a lot of the songs he has written (I had no idea he wrote them, until many of my hubby's try at music conversion.) I think Ella is so lovely though and will look up the other verisions with hubby. If the Beatles did it, he has it in his collection!

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