March 21, 2009

"You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me"

A not too surprisingly swingin' performance of "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" by the Benny Goodman Orchestra in October 1985 at the New York Marriott Marquis:

Wikipedia entry:

"You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" is a 1930 popular song. The credits list music and lyrics as written by Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, and Pierre Norman.

The song was introduced in the movie The Big Pond (1930) by Maurice Chevalier. The song has been used in other movies, including Monkey Business (1931) where the Marx Brothers steal Chevalier's passport and sing this song to try to prove they are Chevalier.

Monkey Business

And of course there's the ultimate version, Sinatra at his best, on one of the greatest albums ever made, Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (1956):

Favorite moments: When the strings begin at the start of the second verse and Sinatra's "jazzing up" of the last verse.

1 comment:

Jim said...

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