Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy Birthday, Cole Porter



See.  He even liked dogs. 

Happy Birthday, Cole.  He was born in 1891 in Indiana.  Such a debonair fellow to be from Indiana.  NOT that you couldn't be debonair and be from Indiana...

I wish I had a favorite Cole Porter song but I don't.  I just can't choose.  But I suppose, "In the Still of the Night," would have to be up there - such a beautiful melody.  Then I like, "Every Time We Say Goodbye."  Rosemary Clooney has a lovely recording of that one.  And then perhaps, "You'd Be So Easy To Love."  I could go on but I'll stop. 

Do you have a favorite Cole Porter song?  If you can't think of one, just think of something/anything Fred Astaire sang.  He introduced so many of CP's tunes to the world.


4 comments:

Isabel said...

I'm like you -- too many songs are favorites. But one of his that's always been so fun for me is "Anything Goes." I love the lyrics!

Has "Don't Fence Me In" become a staple at the cowboy sessions yet?

Arlene said...

Isabel: Yes! "Don't Fence Me In" is one that Don sings. And it's how Augie knows who Cole Porter is-:).

Dolly said...

"You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" -- Nancy Wilson's or my girl-crush Julie London's in particular, but I also like Diane Keaton's slowed-down take in the film Radio Days.

Denver Tea Lady said...

You'd Be So Easy to Love! That's a good one!