This show continues our alphabetical coverage of Cole Porter’s catalog, with a slight twist.
A few of the songs here allow us to compare distinctly different interpretations of some of Porter’s most well-known work – some old and some new, some pensive and others swinging. One thing they all have in common is a sense of class that defined the stylization of an era that gave us “the Great American Songbook”.
Here are but a few examples:
From Now On – Bobby Short
From This Moment On – Lena Horne
From This Moment On – Sarah Vaughan
Get Out of Town – Chris Connor
I Am in Love – Nat King Cole
I Am Loved – Judy Garland
I Concentrate on You – Frances Wayne
I Concentrate on You – Frank Sinatra and Tom Jobim
I Get a Kick Out of You – Ethel Merman
I Get a Kick Out of You – Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson
I Hate Men – Nancy Walker)I Love Paris – Maurice Chevalier
BONUS – Love For Sale – Aretha Franklin
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