[Dixielandjazz] Most Poignant song
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 14:52:28 +0100
In message <002e01c2483e$1d078700$010000c0@sasha>, lUIS dANIEL Flores
>What you fellows think of ``good morning heartaches`` as a poignant song,
>the lyrics is very touching.
>Luis Daniel Flores
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"Good Morning Heartache" is a very good song, though its popularity (apart from
"Strange Fruit", the best-known Billie number, perhaps because of Allison
Moyet's cover a few years ago) tends to re-inforce the false image of Billie as
As for "Cottage for Sale": what a wonderful tune: sentimentality on an almost
existential scale! Jack Teagarden did a mind-blowing job of it on his
penultimate album "Think Well of Me" (1962) and when, on a previous occasion on
this list, I drew attention to it, I got a message from Willard Robison's
Talking of Teagarden, "I Just Couldn't Take it, Baby" never fails to bring a
tear to this cynical old eye.
Another (inexplicable) tear-jerker is the Ink Spots' version of "I'd Climb the
Highest Mountain" (maybe because of Bix, Tram and Lang and "For No Reason At
All in 'C'").