Monday, May 15, 2006

In the still of the night.

If you want to listen to this Cole Porter classic, make sure to find a version that features the great baritone, Billy Eckstine, singing lead. Sally J. Nordan's lovely post over at the Oh Really? put me in mind of a new, non-list "challenege." Send TNA your key slow jammz! I'm always looking for new sentimental music to make my late night and weekend single malt sippin' sessions copacetic.

I could go on forever on this topic but instead will offer five key tracks in chronological order with no sense of ranking them:

Fred Astaire, "The Way You Look Tonight"
Billie Holiday, "All or Nothing At All"
The Flamingoes, "I Only Have Eyes for You"
Wire, "Outdoor Miner"
Sinead O'Connor, "Black Boys on Mopeds"

Please comment so I can have new songs like this to enjoy!


brocato said...

Travis, "As You Are"
Terence Trent D'Arby, "Sign Your Name"
Pink Floyd, "The Great Gig in the Sky"
Led Zeppelin, "Since I've Been Loving You"
Seal, "No Easy Way"

Anonymous said...

Led Zeppelin, "Since I've Been Loving You"

What he said.

Anonymous said...

Paul Desmond, "October" (or anything else on From the Hot Afternoon)
Otis Redding, "I've Been Loving You Too Long"
John Lee Hooker, "Heartaches and Misery"
John Hammond, "2:19"
Clutch, "Spacegrass"

G. E. Light said...

I promised generally to stay out of it, but Matt you took out one of my alll time faves with your #2. Congrats my son! Have you ever heard the Rolling Stones' version on Out of Our Heads?

Anonymous said...

Sinatra, "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning"
Sinatra, "Mood Indigo"
Sinatra, "Glad to be Unhappy"
Sinatra, "I Get Along Without You Very Well"
Sinatra, "Deep in a Dream"

G. E. Light said...

Given the high quality of responses already as expected, I intend to produce a 1 or 2 disc compilation of choices herein. Anonymous responders need only send me details at to receive a copy. If they choose not to, I thank them for participating!