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“My Funny Valentine”

14 Feb

My Funny Valentine” was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for the musical “Babes in Arms” in 1937. Oddly enough, the song did not make it into the 1938 film adaptation with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney (they passed up having Judy Garland sing that song!), but has since become a standard. And since today is Valentine’s Day, here are a number of interpretations of this lovely song.

Ella Fitzgerald

Barbra Streisand

Chet Baker

Miles Davis

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Posted by on February 14, 2017 in Movies

 

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4 responses to ““My Funny Valentine”

  1. Simoa

    February 16, 2017 at 10:01 am

    My favorite is Sinatra’s! Honestly one of my favorite songs of all time.

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    • christinawehner

      February 16, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Yes, he does a wonderful version!! I agree, such a lovely, wonderful song. The more I hear of Rodgers and Hart, the more brilliant the duo seems. 🙂

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  2. Patricia Nolan-Hall (@CaftanWoman)

    February 16, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Perry Como is my guy for this tune.

    I think it is one of Rodgers and Hart’s most difficult songs. Probably written on a day they were cranky at singers.

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    • christinawehner

      February 17, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      I haven’t heard Perry Como’s version, but will have to listen to it!

      That seems like a very reasonable theory about how they felt about singers when they wrote it. 🙂 I once tried to sing along with Ella Fitzgerald. Couldn’t do it at all. Gives one great respect for all those singers, though!

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