Saturday, January 29, 2011

"I'm Always Chasing Rainbows"

OK, let's go way back: Although this 1917 pop standard is attributed to Harry Carroll and Joseph McCarthy, the melody is based upon Frederic Chopin's 1834 "Fantasie Impromptu" in C-sharp minor Op. posth. 66. It debuted in 1918 on Broadway in "Oh, Look!". The biggest-charting version was by Charles W. Harrison in '18 followed by Perry Como's in '46.

Yesterday's answer: "Moonlight Serenade". Those saxes are SO smooth!

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