Saturday, May 21, 2016

It's been a great day. We got Jim Marrs, a living legend, into the OIC. I didn't solicit him either. He came to me. He sent me that letter. But actually, Jim has been an unofficial member of the OIC for a long time; he has joined in our discussions. 

Well, there is no better way to celebrate than to do a song. So, that's what I did tonight. This song, A Foggy Day, is a classic by George Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira.  It was introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 movie, A Damsel in Distress.  And, it was performed and recorded by all of the greats: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Louie Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billy Holiday, and more. And, it's a very versatile song. You hear it performed a lot of different ways. 

With so many luminaries having done this song so well, why am I adding my version to the mix? I'm doing it for the young people. How many of them know about George Gershwin?

Have a listen now to: A Foggy Day (in London Town)    

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