Let’s Cole Porter

From ‘Love for sale’ to ‘My heart belongs to daddy’ , we have mixed 20 ‘Jazz Classics‘ tunes written or co-written by ‘Cole Porter’s Hits‘. It has Helen Merrill, Jane Powell, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.

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IMAGE : Photo by Terry Johnston
INFORMATIONS

Cole Wide Web: Cole Porter’s name derives from the surnames of his parents, Kate Cole and Sam Porter (a shy druggist from their small town of Peru, Indiana).

Indiana Historical Society : Porter secured his place in Yale lore with the creation of the sports-related songs “Bull Dog” and “Ha-Dee-Dah,”… His singing pianologue act, with its assortment of original compositions, deft burlesque, humorous patter and topical allusions, was rendered with superb phrasing and diction.

The Guide to Musical Theatre : Cole Porter was attached to. a relief organisation in France during World War 1, and seems to have spent a good deal of the war enjoying himself in Paris..

PBS : In 1916, his first full score was performed. The musical, “See America First”, was a flop and closed after only fifteen performances. He soon began to travel around Europe and got an apartment in Paris.

The Cole Porter Reference Guide : In “Greenwich Village Follies of 1924″ (his first show in New-York), Porter’s songs for this revue were dropped at different points in the New York production, so that by the end of the run and before the tour, all of his songs had been deleted.

Cole Porter Online : Unlike contemporaries such as George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, Porter was born into a prosperous Midwestern family, and he married a wealthy divorcée, Linda Lee Thomas. Eventually he also earned a large income from his songs. Porter was thus able to live the life of high society, enjoying countless parties with celebrities and aristocrats.

TheatreHistory.com : In his lyrics and melodies–for like Irving Berlin he wrote both–he fixed the smartness and cynicism, the freedom in sex attitudes, the lack of inhibitions in speech and behavior, and the outright iconoclasm that had characterized the 1920′s.

MedGenMed : Although the Porters shared deep emotional ties and loyal friendship, throughout their marriage Cole Porter preferred both long-term intimate relationships and brief physical encounters with men.

About.com : At the time of his married, Porter’s bisexuality was public knowledge. Porter and Thomas separated in the 1930′s after Porter’s affairs with Boris Kochno, Howard Sturges, architect Ed Tauch (for whom Porter wrote “Easy to Love”), choreographer Nelson Barclift (who inspired “Night and Day”), director John Wilson, and Ray Kelly.

About.com : At the time of his married, Porter’s bisexuality was public knowledge. Porter and Thomas separated in the 1930′s after Porter’s affairs with Boris Kochno, Howard Sturges, architect Ed Tauch (for whom Porter wrote “Easy to Love”), choreographer Nelson Barclift (who inspired “Night and Day”), director John Wilson, and Ray Kelly.

PLAYLIST : Astrud Gilberto – Love for sale (3.13) . Chantal Chamberland – I’ve Got You Under My Skin (4.35) . Eva Mattes – Every time we say goodbye (3.41) . Nancy Wilson – You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To (2.38) . Jane Powell – True Love (2.48) . Rachell Ferrell – What Is This Thing Called Love (6.24) . Peggy Lee – Love For Sale (2.48) . Camille Devore – I Concentrate On You (5.00) . Marilyn Monroe – My heart belongs to daddy (5.08) . Helen Merrill – Anything goes (3.08) . Judy Garland – I Happen To Like New York (3.00) . Julie London – You Do Something to Me (2.16) . Dinah Washington – I’ve Got You Under My Skin (5.23) . Ella Fitzgerald – In the Still of the Night (2.40) . Lydia Gray – I Concentrate On You (3.08) . Nina Simone – You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To (5.24) . Laura Fygi – Just One Of Those Things (3.29) . Silje Nergaard – Every Time We Say Goodbye (5.18) . Keely Smith – What Is This Thing Called Love (1.57) . Eartha Kitt – My heart belongs to daddy (3.03) .

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