Cole Porter

Cole Porter: Rareities

Episode 3

Episode date - August 10, 2018

How Music Changed

    As we continue our alphabetical coverage of a few high points from the illustrious career of Cole Porter, e find ourselves (coincidentally) starting this program with a song from his early days, and then moving through other various phases of his esteemed songbook.

    Once again, we hit on a good number of songs that are rarely heard any longer, if not almost forgotten. Although Porter’s wry, intelligent way with a lyric and complex approach to melodic construction has gone out of fashion in today’s world of disposable music, you could do a lot worse than to sit through a few near-forgotten works of genius.

    Featured songs include;

    Don’t Look at Me That Way – Irene Bordoni

    Down in the Depths – Ethel Merman

    Dream Dancing – Fred Astaire

    Easy to Love – Lee Wiley

    Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Maxine Sullivan

    Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Annie Lennox

    Ev’rything I Love – Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman & Orchestra

    Experiment – Mabel Mercer

    Find Me a Primitive Man – Lee Wiley

    Friendship – Judy Garland & Johnny Mercer

    From Now On – Bobby Short

    From This Moment On – Lena Horne

    From This Moment On – Sarah Vaughan

    Channel 25 - Cole Porter