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Monday, June 27, 2011

The Things We Did Last Summer (or maybe it was a few summers ago!)

Just been listening to The Things We Did Last Summer. What a tune - what a lyric! Who cannot relate to those words? The leaves began to fade, like promises we made, how could a love that seemed so right go wrong? The things we did last summer I'll remember all winter long. There's many versions, Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Carmen McRae, Sammy Davis, Helen Merrill (a beaut!) but my personal fave is Jackie Paris which I've posted on Facebook. Instrumentally they've all had a crack at it - Lou Donaldson, Sahib Shihab, Kenton et al but none can compare with this version by Fats Navarro recorded at a 1949 JATP concert. This is trumpet balladry at its best. Click here. Lance.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

just beautiful
"we never could explain that sudden summer rain"
how discreet!where do you find these gems? I had never heard of Jackie Paris...how can a voice like that have escaped me?
Liz

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