Saturday, October 16, 2010

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"

OK, a little romance: This '33 Kern/Harbach show-tune collaboration was written for the operetta "Roberta". Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra's version topped the charts in '34. Irene Dunne sang it in the '35 film adaptation. Masterfully covered by, among many others, Nat "King" Cole in '46. The "definitive" version is by The Platters ('58), topping the Pop charts and peaking at #3 R&B. Featured in "American Graffiti" in '73 and Holden Caufield listened to it while on the carousel in "Catcher In The Rye".

Yesterday's answer: "Talkin' Baseball" by Terry Cashman - it's October - what do you expect?!

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