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Old 04-12-20, 07:17 AM
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The song: A Night In Tunisia"A Night in Tunisia" is a musical composition written by Dizzy Gillespie around 1941–42, while Gillespie was playing with the Benny Carter band. It has become a jazz standard.

It is also known as "Interlude". Gillespie called the tune "Interlude" and said "some genius decided to call it 'Night in Tunisia'". He said the tune was composed at the piano at Kelly's Stables in New York. He gave Frank Paparelli co-writer credit in compensation for some unrelated transcription work, but Paparelli had nothing to do with the song. "A Night in Tunisia" was one of the signature pieces of Gillespie's bebop big band, and he also played it with his small groups. In January 2004, The Recording Academy added the 1946 Victor recording by Gillespie to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

On the album A Night at Birdland Vol. 1, Art Blakey introduced his 1954 cover version with this statement: "At this time we'd like to play a tune [that] was written by the famous Dizzy Gillespie. I feel rather close to this tune because I was right there when he composed it in Texas on the bottom of a garbage can." The audience laughs, but Blakey responds, "Seriously." The liner notes say, "The Texas department of sanitation can take a low bow."

Manhattan Transfer with Bobby McFerrin Jon Hendricks version

Miles Davis & Charlie Parker version

Arturo Sandoval version

Ella Fitzgerald version

Supersax version

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The song: Autumn Leaves

"Autumn Leaves" is a popular song and jazz standard composed by Joseph Kosma with original lyrics by Jacques Prévert in French, and later by Johnny Mercer in English. An instrumental version by pianist Roger Williams was a number 1 best-seller in the US Billboard charts of 1955.

Kosma was a native of Hungary who was introduced to Prévert in Paris. They collaborated on the song
''Les Feuilles mortes'' ("The Dead Leaves") for the 1946 film Les Portes de la nuit (Gates of the Night) where it was sung by Irène Joachim. Kosma was influenced by a piece of ballet music, "Rendez-vous" written for Roland Petit, which was itself borrowed partially from "Poème d'octobre" by Jules Massenet. The first commercial recordings of "Les Feuilles mortes" were released in 1950, by Cora Vaucaire and by Yves Montand. Johnny Mercer wrote the English lyric and gave it the title "Autumn Leaves". Mercer was a partner in Capitol Records at the time, and Capitol recording artist Jo Stafford made the first English-language recording in July, 1950. The song was recorded steadily throughout the 1950s by leading pop vocalists including Bing Crosby (1950), Nat King Cole (1955), Doris Day (1956), and Frank Sinatra (1957). It was also quickly adopted by instrumental jazz artists including Artie Shaw (1950), Stan Getz (1952), Erroll Garner and Ahmad Jamal (separately in 1955), Duke Ellington (1957), and Cannonball Adderley and Miles Davis (together in 1958). In 2012, jazz historian Philippe Baudoin called the song "the most important non-American standard" and noted that "it has been recorded about 1400 times by mainstream and modern jazz musicians alone and is the eighth most-recorded tune by jazzmen."

Yves Montand version (French)
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Edith Piaf version (French)


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Stan Getz version

Frank Sinatra version

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The song: Candy"Candy" is a popular song. The music was written by Alex Kramer, the lyrics by Mack David and Joan Whitney. It was published in 1944.

The recording by Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers, with Jo Stafford, was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 183. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on February 22, 1945 and lasted 15 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.[2] Mercer recalled that the song was ideal for his limited range for ballad singing.

The recording by Dinah Shore was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-1632. It reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on April 5, 1945 at No. 10, its only week on the chart.

Big Maybelle's version of the song received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999 and went to No. 11 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1956.

A notable jazz version was recorded by Lee Morgan as a teen-aged trumpet prodigy and heir apparent to the late Clifford Brown. The LP – entitled "Candy" and recorded for Blue Note Records on November 18, 1957 – is regarded as a classic by many followers of the brilliant trumpeter, who released almost 40 albums prior to his death at the age of 33. "Candy" is unique since the title track along with six additional song selections feature Morgan, for the only time in his career, as the solo horn, unassisted by any front-line partner. The rhythm section that accompanies Morgan's horn comprises Sonny Clark on piano, Art Taylor on drums and Doug Watkins on bass.

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Dinah Shore version

Big Maybelle version

Lee Morgan version

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The song: Cheek To Cheek

"Cheek to Cheek" is a song written by Irving Berlin in 1935, for the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movie Top Hat (1935). In the movie, Astaire sings the song to Rogers as they dance. The song was nominated for the Best Song Oscar for 1936, which it lost to "Lullaby of Broadway". The song spent five weeks at #1 on Your Hit Parade and was named the #1 song of 1935. Astaire's 1935 recording with the Leo Reisman Orchestra was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2004, Astaire's version finished at No. 15 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. A sequence from “Top Hat” with Fred Astaire singing the song while dancing is shown on an outdoor movie screen in the Oscar-winning film from 1995 “The English Patient”. It was also heard in the 1999 film The Green Mile and the 2017 animated film The Boss Baby.

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers (Movie Top Hat) version


Guy Lombardo version

Boswell Sisters version

Jazz Lag version

Try-Tone (A Capella) version

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The song: Chicago"Chicago" is a popular song written by Fred Fisher and published in 1922. The original sheet music variously spelled the title "Todd'ling" or "Toddling." The song has been recorded by many artists, but the best-known version is by Frank Sinatra.

The song alludes to the city's colorful past, feigning "... the surprise of my life / I saw a man dancing with his own wife", mentioning evangelist Billy Sunday as having not been able to "shut down" the city, and State Street where "they do things they don't do on Broadway".

The song made a minor appearance on the U.S. pop charts, reaching #84 in the fall of 1957.[1] It was the first of two charting songs about Chicago recorded by Sinatra. The other was "My Kind of Town" from 1964, which reached U.S. #110.

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Judy Garland version

Laura Benanti version

Tony Bennett Count Basie Band version

Al Jolson version

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The song: You'll Never Know"You'll Never Know" is a popular song with music written by Harry Warren and the lyrics by Mack Gordon. The song is based on a poem written by a young Oklahoma war bride named Dorothy Fern Norris.

The song was introduced in the 1943 movie Hello, Frisco, Hello where it was sung by Alice Faye. The song won the 1943 Academy Award for Best Original Song, one of nine nominated songs that year. It was also performed by Faye in the 1944 film Four Jills in a Jeep.

The song is often credited as Faye's signature song. However, Faye never released a record of the ballad, and frequent later recordings of the song by other singers diminished her association with it.

Alice Faye version

Dick Haymes version

Barbra Streisand version ( as a 13 year old)

Frank Sinatra version

Bette Midler version

Michael Buble version

Big Maybelle version

Harry James version

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The song: I Got Rhythm

"I Got Rhythm" is a piece composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin and published in 1930, which became a jazz standard. Its chord progression, known as the "rhythm changes", is the foundation for many other popular jazz tunes such as Charlie Parker's and Dizzy Gillespie's bebop standard "Anthropology (Thrivin' on a Riff)".

The song came from the musical
Girl Crazy which also includes two other hit songs, "Embraceable You" and "But Not for Me", and has been sung by many jazz singers since. It was originally written as a slow song for Treasure Girl (1928) and found another, faster setting in Girl Crazy. Ethel Merman sang the song in the original Broadway production and Broadway lore holds that George Gershwin, after seeing her opening reviews, warned her never to take a singing lesson.

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Jodi Benson (Kennedy Center Honors 1992) version

Gene Kelly (An American in Paris 1951) version

Judy Garland (Girl Crazy 1943) version
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Coleman Hawkins version


Ethel Waters version
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Bing Crosby version


Harve Presnell & Connie Francis version

The Happenings version

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The song: Georgia On My Mind

"Georgia on My Mind" is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell and first recorded that year. It has often been associated with Ray Charles, a native of the U.S. state of Georgia, who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road. In 1979, the State of Georgia designated it the official state song. It has been asserted that Hoagy Carmichael wrote the song about his sister, Georgia. But Carmichael wrote in his second autobiography Sometimes I Wonder that saxophonist Frankie Trumbauer told him he should write a song about the state of Georgia. He jokingly volunteered the first two words, "Georgia, Georgia...", which Carmichael ended up using while working on the song with his roommate, Stuart Gorrell, who wrote the lyrics. Gorrell's name was absent from the copyright, but Carmichael sent him royalty checks anyway.

Carmichael recorded "Georgia on My Mind" with Bix Beiderbecke on cornet, Eddie Lang on guitar, Joe Venuti on violin, Jimmy Dorsey on clarinet, and Charles Winters on double bass in September 15, 1930, in New York City. This was part of Beiderbecke's last recording session.

Frankie Trumbauer had the first hit recording in 1931 when it reached the top ten on the charts.

Bix Beiderbecke featuring Hoagy Carmichael & orchestra version

Frankie Trumbauer version

Ethel Waters version

Willie Nelson version

Renee Olstead version

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The song: I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face"I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" is a song from the 1956 musical My Fair Lady, with music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. It was originally performed by Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins who also performed it in the 1964 film version.

The song expresses Professor Henry Higgins's rage at the fact that his pupil Eliza Doolittle has chosen to walk out of his life, and his growing realization of how much he will miss her.

Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady) version

Dean Martin & Chris Botti version

Marlene Dietrich version

Wes Montgomery version

Diana Krall version

Herb Alpert version

Stan Getz version

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The song: Make Someone Happy

Do Re Mi is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and a book by Garson Kanin, who also directed the original 1960 Broadway production. The plot centers on a minor-league con man who decides to go (somewhat) straight by going into the business of juke boxes and music promotion. The musical introduced the popular songs "Cry Like the Wind" and "Make Someone Happy".

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Jimmy Durante version

Judy Garland version

Tony Bennett & Bill Evans version

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The song: Come Fly With Me"Come Fly with Me" is a 1957 popular song composed by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn.

"Come Fly with Me" was written for Frank Sinatra, and was the title track of his 1958 album of the same name. The song sets the tone for the rest of the album, describing adventures in exotic locales, in Bombay, Peru and Acapulco Bay respectively.

It subsequently became part of Sinatra's concert repertoire, and would feature in numerous performances.

Frank Sinatra version

Shirley Horn version

Laura Dickinson version

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The song: My Kind Of Town"My Kind of Town" or "My Kind of Town (Chicago Is)" is a popular song composed by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn.
The song was originally part of the musical score for Robin and the 7 Hoods, a 1964 musical film starring several members of the Rat Pack. It was nominated for the 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Song but lost to "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins. Although the song predated the Grammy Award Best Original Song for a Motion Picture category, the entire score was nominated for the 1964 Grammy Award in the category Best Original Score Written for A Motion Picture, but it lost to the eponymously titled Mary Poppins score.

"My Kind of Town" made a minor appearance on the U.S. pop charts, reaching #110 in 1964. It was the second of two charting songs about Chicago recorded by Sinatra. The other was "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" from 1957, which reached U.S. #84.

Frank Sinatra recorded several versions which have appeared on many of his albums. Also, many artists have performed the song as a tribute to Sinatra in posthumous tribute albums. In addition, the song had been recorded by many other artists prior to Sinatra's death. The lyrics, which praise the city of Chicago for its people and institutions, repeat the title phrase several times, usually in a line that says "My kind of town, Chicago is".

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Julie London version

Steven Van Zandt version

Barrow Manilow version

Jack Jones versio

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The song: Hello Young Lovers"Hello, Young Lovers" is a show tune from the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I. It is sung by Anna, played by Gertrude Lawrence in the original Broadway production; by Valerie Hobson in the original London West End production; and by Deborah Kerr in the film version (although voiced-over by Marni Nixon).

The heroine Anna sings this song when she tells the wives of the King of Siam about her late husband, and sympathises with the plight of Tuptim, the Burmese slave girl and newest wife of the king.

Marni Nixon voice for Movie The King And I

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Nancy Wilson version

Frank Sinatra version

Hank Mobley version

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The song: Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)"Who Can I Turn To?" (alternatively titled "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)") is a song written by English lyricists Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley and first published in 1964.

The song was introduced in the musical The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd, which struggled in the United Kingdom in 1964 and then made a tour of the United States later that year. In 1964 Shirley Bassey recorded the song and released it as a single, however it failed to chart. Recorded by Tony Bennett, "Who Can I Turn To?" became a hit, reaching number 33 on the US pop singles chart and the top 5 of the Adult Contemporary chart. So fueled, the musical arrived on Broadway for a successful run, and the song became one of Bennett's staples. He later re-recorded the song as a duet with Queen Latifah in 2011 on Duets II and with Gloria Estefan for his 2012 album, Viva Duets.

Shirley Bassey version

Tony Bennett duet Gloria Estefan

Wynton Marsalis version

Astrud Gilberto version

Sonny Stitt version

Nancy Wilson version

Barbara Streisand with Anthony Newley version

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The song: What A Difference A Day Makes

"What a Diff'rence a Day Made", also recorded as "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes", is a popular song originally written in Spanish by María Grever, a Mexican songwriter, in 1934 with the title "Cuando vuelva a tu lado" ("When I Return to Your Side"). The song is also known in English as “What a Diff'rence a Day Makes”, as popularized by Dinah Washington.

The English lyrics were written by Stanley Adams, and was played by Harry Roy & his Orchestra. It was published in late 1934. The most successful early recording, in 1934, was by the Dorsey Brothers, although it was first recorded in English by Cleveland crooner Jimmie Ague.

Dinah Washington won a Grammy Award in 1959 for Best Rhythm and Blues Performance with this song. Her version was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. It also earned her first top ten pop hit, reaching number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Dorsey Brothers version

Dinah Washington version

Natalie Cole version

Andy Russell version

Aretha Franklin version

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The song: 'Round Midnight

"'Round Midnight" is a 1944 composition by pianist Thelonious Monk that quickly became a jazz standard and has been recorded by a wide variety of artists. A version recorded by Monk's quintet was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1993. It is the most recorded jazz standard composed by a jazz musician.

It is thought that Monk composed the song sometime in 1940 or 1941. However, Harry Colomby claims that Monk may have written an early version around 1936 (at the age of 19). The song was copyrighted September 24, 1943 in C minor under the title "I Need You So", and included lyrics by Monk himself.
The first recording was made by Cootie Williams on August 22, 1944, after the pianist Bud Powell persuaded Williams to record the tune. Monk first recorded the song on November 21, 1947, and later appeared on the Blue Note album Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1, and recorded it several times after that. His first version was transcribed by Lionel Grigson in A Thelonious Monk Study Album (Novello, 1993).

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Cootie Williams and Dizzy Gillespie further embellished the song, with songwriter Bernie Hanighen adding his own lyrics. The lyrics were copyrighted November 27, 1944 under the title "Grand Finale". Both Williams and Hanighen received co-credits for their contributions. The commonly played intro to "'Round Midnight" was originally composed by Dizzy Gillespie for the end of his arrangement for "I Can't Get Started", but later adopted it to the intro for "'Round Midnight". Gillespie later reused the arrangement for "I Can't Get Started", and recorded it for Birks' Works and Something Old, Something New.

Thelonious Monk (1947) version


Mel Torme version

Miles Davis version

Bobby McFerrin version

Amy Winehouse version

Wes Montgomery version

Ella Fitzgerald version

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The song: September Song
"September Song" is an American standard popular song composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. It was introduced by Walter Huston in the 1938 Broadway musical production Knickerbocker Holiday. After being used in the 1950 film September Affair, the song has been recorded by numerous singers and instrumentalists. It was also used during screen credits in the British television series May to December, the name of which quotes the opening line of the song's main theme.The song originated from Walter Huston's request that he should have one solo song in Knickerbocker Holiday if he was to play the role of the aged governor of New Netherland, Peter Stuyvesant. Anderson and Weill wrote the song in a couple of hours for Huston's gruff voice and limited vocal range.

Knickerbocker Holiday was roughly based on Washington Irving's "Father Knickerbocker's History of New York" set in New Amsterdam in 1647. It is a political allegory criticizing the policies of the New Deal through the portrayal of a semi–fascist government of New Amsterdam, with a corrupt governor and councilmen. It also involves a love triangle with a young woman forced to marry the governor Peter Stuyvesant while loving another. The musical closed in April 1939 after a six-month run.

"September Song" was recorded by Bing Crosby in 1943 and by Frank Sinatra in 1946. Sinatra's version reached No.8 on the Billboard charts that year.

The song is an older person's plea to a younger potential lover that the courting activities of younger suitors and the objects of their desire are transient and time-wasting. As an older suitor, the speaker hasn't "got time for the waiting game."

Walter Huston version from the Woody Allen movie Radio Days


Anjelica Huston version

Frank Sinatra version

Django Reinhardt version

Jimmy Durante version

Lotte Lenya version

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The song: Work SongWork Song is an album by jazz cornetist Nat Adderley, recorded in January 1960 and released on the Riverside label. It features Adderley with Bobby Timmons, Wes Montgomery, Sam Jones, Percy Heath, Keter Betts and Louis Hayes in various combinations from a trio to a sextet, with the unusual sound of pizzicato cello to the fore on some tracks.

The title tune was given lyrics and covered the following year by Oscar Brown Jr. on his album Sin And Soul...and then some and has become a standard in both vocal and instrumental forms. It has also been covered in French by Claude Nougaro as "Sing Sing song".

Nat Adderley version

Oscar Brown Jr version

Nina Simone version (TV Merv Giffin 1966)

Bobby Darin version

Phil Harper & Massimo Farao Trio version

Quincy Jones & Billy Eckstine version

Sammy Davis Jr & Count Basie version

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The song: Pretend"Pretend" is a popular song, written in 1952 by Dan Belloc, Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman and Frank Levere.

The best-known recording, by Nat King Cole was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 2346. It first reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on January 31, 1953 and lasted 20 weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 3.[2] It also reached No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1953, just behind Frankie Laine's chart topping hit, "I Believe". Cole would later re-record the song for his 1961 album The Nat King Cole Story.

The recording by Ralph Marterie was released by Mercury Records as catalog number 70045. It reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on February 7, 1953 at No. 16, its only week on the chart.

The recording by Eileen Barton was released by Coral Records as catalog number 60927. It reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on March 7, 1953 at No. 18, its only week on the chart.

On the Cash Box charts, where all versions of the song were combined, the song reached a peak of No. 5 in 1953.

The song was subsequently recorded by Tab Smith, reaching No. 89 on the Billboard chart in 1957, and by Carl Mann (issued as catalog number 3546 by Philips International), reaching No. 57 on Billboard and #56 on Cash Box in 1959.

Alvin Stardust's cover version was a popular hit in the United Kingdom in 1981, when it reached number four in the UK Singles Chart. This cover was largely based on Carl Mann's 1959 version of this song.

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Don Williams version

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The song: Taking A Chance On Love

The composer was Vernon Duke and the lyricist John Latouche. Ted Fetter is often credited as co-lyricist, but in fact he had written an earlier lyric for this song which Duke had dug out of the proverbial trunk and for which Latouche supplied a new lyric.

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Benny Goodman Orchestra recorded “Taking a Chance on Love” in 1940 with Cootie Williams on trumpet and Helen Forrest on the vocal. However, it wasn’t until the release of the film version of Cabin in the Sky in 1943 that the Goodman rendition charted for 14 weeks, three of them in the number one spot. Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra also recorded the song in 1940, and their version hit the charts in 1943 for two weeks, peaking at number 13.

Ethel Waters (Movie Cabin In The Sky) version


Benny Goodman & Helen Forrest version

Judy Garland and Johnny Mercer version

Lester Young version

Nancy Wilson version

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The song: The Good Life"The Good Life" (originally "La Belle Vie" in French) is a song by Sacha Distel with French lyrics by Jean Broussolle, published in 1962. It was featured in the movie The Seven Deadly Sins.

The song is best known in the English-speaking world via a 1963 recording by Tony Bennett with English lyrics by Jack Reardon. It became a number 18 hit on the U.S. pop singles chart, and rose to number 27 on the UK Singles Chart. "The Good Life" became one of Bennett's staple songs, and was featured on four of his top-selling albums, including 1994's MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett and 2006's Duets: An American Classic, the latter featuring Billy Joel. Bennett also named his 1998 autobiography after the song. As of 2009, he still performs the song live and often jokingly dedicates it to Britney Spears.

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Julliard Jazz At 10 version

Julius La Rosa version

Dinah Washington version

Till Bronner version

Dionne Warwick & Sacha Distel

Tony Orlando & Dawn version

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The song: Our Love Is Here To Stay

"Love Is Here to Stay" is a popular song and jazz standard composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin for the movie The Goldwyn Follies (1938)."Love Is Here to Stay" was first performed by Kenny Baker in The Goldwyn Follies but became popular when it was sung by Gene Kelly to Leslie Caron in the film An American in Paris (1951). The song appeared in Forget Paris (1995) and Manhattan (1979). It can also be heard in the film When Harry Met Sally... (1989) sung by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.

An instrumental version of the song is heard in an episode of TV's The Honeymooners when Alice turns to Ralph and says: "I loved you ever since the day I walked in your bus and you shortchanged me."

The song is also used in the musical The 1940's Radio Hour; however, it was not included in the 2015 Broadway musical An American in Paris.

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Andrea Motis & Joan Chamorro group version

Ray Charles version

Diana Ross version

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