Name: Come in out of the Rain
Artist: Nat King Cole
2,091 plays

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 The Nat King Cole Trio — Come In Out of the Rain  

sometimes we have a spat or two, what is love without a few? 

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Name: Sweet Lorraine
Artist: Frank Sinatra
Album: Columbia Singles
242 plays
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Name: Strange Fruit
Artist: Billie Holiday
Album: Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic
88,023 plays

75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

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Name: Velvet Moon
Artist: Harry James & His Orchestra
176 plays

Harry James & His Orchestra— Velvet Moon (1943)

(Source: nostalgic-symphonies)

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Name: Am I Blue?
Artist: Hoagy Carmichael & Lauren Bacall
413 plays

Hoagy Carmichael  & Lauren Bacall— Am I Blue? (1944)

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Name: Too Marvelous For Words
Artist: Anthony Perkins
Album: From My Heart
174 plays

Anthony Perkins — Too Marvelous For Words (1958)

(Source: nostalgic-symphonies)

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Name: Too Marvelous For Words
Artist: The Nat King Cole Trio
Album: Complete Capitol Recordings, Disc 5
610 plays

The Nat King Cole Trio — Too Marvelous For Words (1946)

You’re much too much
And just too very, very
To ever be in Webster’s dictionary

And so I’m borrowing
A love song from the birds
To tell you that you’re marvelous
Too marvelous for words

(Source: nostalgic-symphonies)

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Name: People Will Say We're In Love
Artist: Frank Sinatra
366 plays

Frank Sinatra & The Bobby Tucker Singers — People Will Say We’re In Love (1943)

Don’t throw bouquets at me, don’t please my folks too much
Don’t laugh at my jokes too much—people will say we’re in love

Don’t sigh and gaze at me, your sighs are so like mine
Your eyes mustn’t glow like mine —people will say we’re in love 

Don’t start collecting things, give me my rose and my glove
Sweetheart, they’re suspecting things…People will say we’re in love

(Source: nostalgic-symphonies)

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Name: What A Difference A Day Made
Artist: Buddy Clark
126 plays

Buddy Clark — What A Difference A Day Made (1945)

What a difference a day made 
Twenty-four little hours 
Brought the sun and the flowers 
Where there used to be rain 

(Source: nostalgic-symphonies)

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Name: Who Put That Dream In Your Eyes?
Artist: Perry Como & The Satisfiers
314 plays

Perry Como & The Satisfiers — Who Put That Dream In Your Eyes? (1948) 

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