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Thursday, January 23, 2014

"That Old Black Magic" was composed in 1942 by the songwriting team Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen for the film, Star-Spangled Rhythm. In 1943, the song was nominated for a Best Song Oscar, losing to Jerome Kern's "The Last Time I Saw Paris". 

The song has since been recorded by many artists including; Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Prima & Keely Smith and Frank Sinatra.

 

Episode Playlist:

Frank Sinatra - It Started All Over Again - I Remember Tommy

Ella Fitzgerald - I'll Be Hard To Handle - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Jerome Kern Songbook

Rebecca Kilgore - The Best Things In Life Are Free - Four + 1

Dave Frishberg - A Little Taste - Classics

Nat King Cole - Thou Swell - The World of Nat King Cole

The Hi-Lo's - My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nice Work If You Can Get It

Paul Anka/Frank Sinatra – My Way – Duets

Cyrille Aimee - A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes - Live at Birdland

Lena Horne - Darn That Dream - Love Is The Thing

Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops – Night And Day – Route 66: That Nelson Riddle Sound

Mel Torme - I Don't Want to Cry Anymore - Torme

Jane Monheit - Embraceable You - Taking a Chance On Love

Frank Sinatra - It All Depends on You - Sinatra's Swingin' Session !!! and More

Bill Charlap - Body And Soul - I'm Old Fashioned

Caetano Veloso - Body And Soul - A Forgeign Sound

Ella Fitzgerald - Body And Soul - Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport

Curtis Stigers - Hometown Blues - Secret Heart

Eydie Gorme - Softly, As I Leave You - Don't Go to Strangers/Softly As I Leave You

Ruth Brown - Yes Sir, That's My Baby - The Big Band Sound of Thad Jones Mel Lewis Featuring Miss Ruth Brown

Count Basie – Cookie - Warm Breeze

Tierney Sutton - Both Sides Now - After Blue

Nelson Riddle – Rain - The Best of "The Capitol Years"

Diana Krall - Besame Mucho - The Look Of Love

Fats Waller - There'll Be Some Changes Made - It's A Sin To Tell A Lie

The Meltones - Truckin' - Back in Town

Frank Sinatra - Everybody's Twistin' - The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings

Ella Fitzgerald - Gotta Be This Or That - Ella Swings Lightly

Oscar Peterson - Fascinatin' Rhythm - The Song is You:Best of the Verve Songbooks

Nancy LaMott - Listen To My Heart - Listen To My Heart

Nat King Cole – Candy - The Complete After Midnight Sessions

Ella Fitzgerald - Learnin' the Blues - Ella And Louis Again

Linda Ronstadt - My Funny Valentine - 'Round Midnight

Stacey Kent - Sleep Warm - Close Your Eyes

Frank Sinatra - Sleep Warm - The Complete Capitol Singles Collection

Peggy Lee - Things Are Swingin' - Things Are Swingin'/Jump For Joy

Irene Kral - Better Than Everything - Better Than Anything

Paul McCartney - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter - Kisses On The Bottom

Frank Sinatra - I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good - A Swingin' Affair!

Frank Sinatra - I Cried For You - Frank Sinatra in Hollywood

Frank Sinatra - At Sundown - Frank Sinatra in Hollywood

Frank Sinatra - If I Could Be With You - Frank Sinatra in Hollywood

Frank Sinatra - Street Of Dreams - The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings

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Comments [1]

captain eddie from Villanova, PA.

Wesla Whitfield - great vibrato! Thanks for the reminder.(at 12:01 Friday A.M.)

Jan. 24 2014 12:04 AM

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