Fabulous Friday: "My Funny Valentine"

April 12, 2019

There are just two songs left in our tribute to *Stardust Melodies* by Will Friedwald.  Today's song is "My Funny Valentine," music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart.  I usually give you two or more different recordings by different artists, but this week I'm giving you two different performances by the same artist, Chet Baker - - a performance from Turin when he was in his early 30s and another from Tokyo when he was in his late 50s (but looked much older).  His singing, as a young man, was unbearably tender.  The voice was more wounded in his later years, which touches me just as deeply but in a different way.  And his trumpet playing, WHOA.  He was amazing.

 

 

 

 

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