June 4, 2007

"At Long Last Love"

Cole Porter wrote "At Long Last Love" for his stage musical You Never Know in 1937. It's the only song I'm aware of to mention turtle soup.

Porter was Frank Sinatra's composer of choice, so it's no surprise he recorded a version. I'm aware of two separate studio recordings. There's the one he did on A Swingin' Affair! in 1956. And the other was recorded for his 1962 album (one of my favorites) Sinatra and Swingin' Brass. This video is of a performance from what I think is a 1965 episode of The Dean Martin Show. Sinatra sang the Neil Hefti arrangement of "At Long Last Love," from Sinatra and Swingin' Brass. Surprise! It swings:

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