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Friday, September 13, 2013

Autumnal Songs

The London PR Agency  sent me the results of a survey to find the favourite Autumn song.
Here are the results:
1. Mamas and the Papas: California Dreamin’                                     21%
2. Moody Blues: Forever Autumn                                                             18%
3. Frank Sinatra: September Song                                                             15%
4. The Kinks: Autumn Almanac                                                                   14%
5. Green Day: Wake Me Up When September Ends                           12%
6. Earth Wind & Fire: September                                                                 6%
7. Paulo Nutini: Autumn                                                                                  5%
8. Eva Cassidy: Autumn Leaves                                                                     4%
9. The Small Faces: The Autumn Stone                                                      2%
10. The White Stripes: Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground                1%
(Others)                                                                                                                   2%
I personally would have chosen (in no particular order): Autumn in New York, September in the Rain,  Autumn Serenade, 'Tis Autumn, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Come September, plus from the above list, September Song, Autumn Leaves, California Dreamin' and Autumn Almanac.
Have I missed any out?
Lance.

6 comments :

Georgia Mancio (on f/b) said...

There's an amazing song Jon Hendricks closes his shows with 'The September of my Years'

Anonymous said...

The only other one I can think of is Early Autumn.
Herman/Mercer/Burns. Another candidate for the song lyrics gembook.
Roly

Flore said...

I need time to think but off the top of my head, Maybe September Evans/Livingston track 1. Tina May. A Wing and a Prayer CD Nikki Iles piano Stan Sulzmann sax and flute

Jen Errington said...

September in the Rain Dinah Washington takes some beating in my mind!
Jen

Lance said...

I think from my own list I'd pick Stan Getz playing 'Tis Autumn or vocal wise George Evans singing the same tune with Geraldo!

Steve Andrews said...

What about "Autumn Nocturne" by Joseph Myrow? Lovely tune from the '40's, a bit hard to sing because of the intervals, and not often recorded. There is a beautiful, although hard to find, version by Dorothy Carless with, I think, Enzo Pini's Orch.,. It was on Youtube but seems to have disappeared.