Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A little gem mined from the Columbia collection

There's no room for this on my list but I think you'll enjoy it:

"Walkin' In The Sunshine Of Your Love" was written by Bob Merrill, arranged by George Siravo, and recorded in 1952 not long before Frank signed with Capitol Records. I think I love it.

It's always fun to find out what else a songwriter has done. Mr. Merrill's resume includes words and music for "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked A Cake" (a title that has entered the language, at least my own) and the lyrics to the songs from Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol, a cartoon classic dear to my heart. The great Jule Styne wrote the music. I had no idea.

This part always scared me a little. Very dark:

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