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    One of my faves. I recorded it in Frankie's key and stole from Jenkins's chart. Here's the Chairman---and dig that low A ending. (Tony Bennett to follow):


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    Doesn't get any better than those two.
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    And FWIW, inspired by Ol' Blue Eyes, here's my little bauble from Melody Messenger (on purpose the 1st tune, since I was endeavoring to tell stories). Let's have some fun and see who can hear the steal from Gordie Jenkins's chart:


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    The Sinatra Bennett renditions are great and probably the most well known, but after the Darin version I like Brook Benton's best though it's not on youtube

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon View Post
    The Sinatra Bennett renditions are great and probably the most well known, but after the Darin version I like Brook Benton's best though it's not on youtube
    Thanks. I'll look into it. I remember Benton---and fondly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelf View Post
    And FWIW, inspired by Ol' Blue Eyes, here's my little bauble from Melody Messenger (on purpose the 1st tune, since I was endeavoring to tell stories). Let's have some fun and see who can hear the steal from Gordie Jenkins's chart:

    Great stuff Joel! Fine playing!

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    Great stuff Joel! Fine playing!

    DB
    Thanks, Dick. Worked my ass off on that entire CD. I KNOW you know about work, so a compliment from you means something.

    As Cyrano said: 'I thank you, and again I thank you'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon View Post
    Yes, fine rendition.

    Digging the rubato up front---makes it a recitation and song at the same time...and becomes effectively like a verse.

    Smart man, that Darin...

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    Thanks for the fine rendition Joel. The song was always a favorite of mine. The other side of the 45 wasn't too bad either. It is one of the few vinyl records I've kept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by losaltosjoe View Post
    Thanks for the fine rendition Joel. The song was always a favorite of mine. The other side of the 45 wasn't too bad either. It is one of the few vinyl records I've kept.

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    Ha. How many requests he must get.

    Which reminds me of one of my favorite bad jokes:

    A guy I'll call Lenny has a bum ticker. Goes to the doctor. 'Lenny, I got bad news and good news. The bad: you'll live maybe a year w/o a heart transplant. IF you're lucky. The good: I got you on the list for a year from now.'

    Old Lenny hangs on, does due diligence---makes it through w/o getting sicker. So the phone rings: 'Mr. Lenny Lefkowitz? Your heart is here and ready for transplant! It's in a cooler for you to pick up and we've booked you for transplant surgery tomorrow morning.'

    Lenny is both pleased and scared to death. 'What if I don't make it through the surgery? The heart's rejected? I'm not exactly in tip-top shape'. Decides to go out and party hearty this possible last night on earth. Calls a friend. They pick up the heart in the cooler and drive 40 miles to downtown and hit every bar and dance joint. Lines of coke, liquor, women. Last stop is a disco.

    They party more at the disco, turn back to go home. 30 miles out Lenny realizes something.

    'Oh, s&&t----we gotta go back!!'.

    'Have you lost your mind, too?! I'm not turning back now. What could be so important anyway?'

    'We gotta go back 'cause (everybody now, c'mon) I LEFT MY HEART IN STAN FRAN'S DISCO'...

    (I'm here through Thursday, etc.)...
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