Friday, August 06, 2004

might had

Funny that Gus Kahn wrote both the standard It Had To Be You and the less romantic It Might as Well Be You.

Guess there is some swinging between those two poles on the bumpy old road to love.

(Google took me to the unframed It had to be you which is part of a lovely site for listening: Robert’s delightful old Schmaltz Archives)

Comments: might had

What a great site - Robert's Old Schmaltz! Check out Arkanas Blues by the Broadway Broadcasters, recorded in 1921. Unknown musicians but what sounds like a baritone - or maybe even bass - sax solo & some very blue clarinet. Spirited stuff. Thanks for this link, B.
Posted by Dick at August 7, 2004 08:31 AM

Yep - I agree with Robert's notes - it is "joyous" indeed, and the joy really kicks in in the latter half.
As it does with Marion's singing on 'It Had to Be You'.
Definitely a site to put into Favourites and sample at leisure.
Posted by boynton at August 7, 2004 02:02 PM

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