I have been enjoying sharing songs that have meant something to me, whether howling in laughter or in disbelief. A few letters have been problematic (not sure what’s in the works for X but I’ll come up with something), but overall it’s been fun.
I did plan in advance, for the most part, though I departed from the planning when something struck me as a better choice..
I had a couple set for U, this one among them. I nearly used a tune by Richard Rodgers (of ‘and Hammerstein’ fame) that he originally wrote for Victory at Sea. It was called ‘Under the Southern Cross’, and he reused the tune later as a tango in a musical. The problem was that I learned that I was one of many people who got the title wrong. it’s ‘Beneath the Southern Cross’. Ah, well. Under the Boardwalk was an obvious one except (dare I say it?) as one who lived in the Hawaiian Islands and experienced the beautiful Pacific beaches, my opinion of the beaches anywhere near ‘the Boardwalk’ is, shall I say, rather unenthusiastic.
This left the song that was the winner from the first anyhow. I’d have used it no matter what started with ‘U’. There was no contest.
Smooth as silk, smoky-voiced, those smiling eyes…
Who else but the great Nat King Cole?
When this duet came out through the magic of audio processing, I was charmed, delighted, and even a little misty-eyed. And I am even happier to have found this YouTube video of a performance Natalie did using footage of her father.
ENJOY THE PERFORMANCE HERE
How can you beat it? It’s Unforgettable…