Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Cole Porter Birthday Bash

Cole Porter was born on June 9, 1891. Some songs to celebrate his 118th birthday. Enjoy.

Cole Porter Playlist (12 songs)

"Easy to Love"
Billie Holiday

"It's Alright With Me"
Tom Waits

"Get Out of Town"
Caetano Veloso

"I've Got You Under My Skin"

Frank Sinatra

"Don't Fence Me In"
David Byrne

"Love for Sale"
Cannonball Adderley & Miles Davis

"Well, Did You Evah!"
Iggy Pop & Debbie Harry

"Just One of Those things"
Ella Fitzgerald

"Night and Day"
Fred Astaire

"Every Time We Say Goodbye"
John Coltrane

"So in Love"
Caetano Veloso

"I Get a Kick Out of You"
Frank Sinatra


crystal said...

Iggy Pop & Debbie Harry :)

My favorites -

"Night and Day"
"I've Got You Under My Skin"
"I Get a Kick Out of You"

Remind me of old movies.

Jeff said...

William, you'd probably get a kick out of hearing Iggy Pop talk about his new album Preliminaires. The interview includes his cover of "Autumn Leaves." Not bad.

cowboyangel said...


Yeah, I didn't know they had done anything together, and especially not Cole Porter.

I think Frank nails "I've Got You Under My Skin."

cowboyangel said...


Thanks for the link - I'll give it a listen when I'm not at a public desk.

Very curious to hear Iggy doing "Autumn Leaves." If only he had gone all the way and sung the original French version!

Jeff said...

If I recall, I'm pretty sure he does sing it in French (Les Feuilles Mortes), plus one or two others. :)