"Sometimes a great song could be written by somebody the public had never heard of like the boys who wrote "Angel Eyes" Earl Brent and Matt Dennis" Ella Fitzgerald
It was composed for the 1941 film “Keep em’ Flying” however it was dropped before it was released and later used for the 1942 film “Behind the Eight Ball”. It’s a haunting ballad with a beautiful melody and harmony to match it.
Le thème sous forme de question/réponse évoque les échanges passionnés auxquels s'adonnaient les pasteurs et leur assemblée lors des chants gospel. Composé par le pianiste Bobby Timmons le morceau deviendra un standard du jazz
"Pour la dernière de la saison, une édition exceptionnelle, dans laquelle je vous propose de revenir sur les thèmes de l'année avec un choix de versions non diffusées parmi les plus belles !" Laurent Valero
"Repassez-moi l'standard" le dimanche à 19h, une variation sur un thème célèbre, une ballade musicale pour se laisser surprendre par les innombrables reprises et interprétations de Body and soul, Moon River, Giant Steps, Round midnight…
George Gershwin made two quick stops in Charleston, in December of 1933 and by late February 1934 : “I have begun composing music for the first act, and I am starting with the songs and spirituals first.” One of the first numbers he wrote was the most legendary “Summertime”
"Dear Cole, I am mad about Night and Day, i think it is your high spot. You know it is being played all over. And the orchestra leaders think it is the best tune of the year and I agree ! Really, Cole, it is great. And i could not resist the temptation of writing you about it. As ever" Irving Berlin
"The Shadow of Your Smile" d'après le texte original du grand poète noir américain Paul-Francis Webster sur une musique du compositeur Johnny Mandel. Oscar de la meilleure chanson originale, elle éclipsera le film de Vincente Minnelli dont elle est issue "The Sandpiper-Le Chevalier des sables"
"De God Only Knows, mon ami Paul McCartney a dit d’elle que c’était la plus belle chanson du monde ! " Brian Wilson
"Fly Me to the Moon", originally titled "In Other Words" is a song written in 1954 by Bart Howard. Kaye Ballard made the first recording of the song in 1954. Frank Sinatra's 1964 version was closely associated with the Apollo missions to the Moon.!
"The very thought of you makes my heart sing - Like an April breeze on the wings of spring - And you appear in all your splendor - My one and only love - My one and only love... " Robert Mellin
"Johnny Mercer was one of the lyric writers, used to call my father "the tune hog" because my dad wrote with everybody and "Dream a Little Dream" is a sterling example of it. My dad would get tunes from people and my mother would play the tunes for him" Gus Kahn's son, composer Donald Kahn remembers
"Lou Reed's idea of hell would be to sit in heaven with Bob Dorough," Nellie McKay
The song published in 1929 was included in three musical films: "Hit the Deck (1955)" by Tony Martin; "Funny Lady (1975)" by Barbra Streisand, and "The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)" by Michelle Pfeiffer, in a memorable scene !