February 17, 2015

#87: "Nevertheless"

"Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)" was written in 1931 By Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar. Almost thirty years later, Sinatra and Riddle gave us this gem:

Apologies for the poor quality of the recording, but you can buy it here or just get the whole Nice 'n' Easy CD here. It's well worth it. Most of the YouTube offerings of this song are (I believe) the Columbia single made in 1950, ten years before Nice 'n' Easy. Go have a listen to compare it with the Riddle arrangement.

And here's a performance I'm guessing is from Frank's show on CBS which ran from 1950-1952. Steady now, girls:



Do not miss Mark Steyn on his latest Sinatra Century choice, Cole Porter's magical "What Is This Thing Called Love?" This song never fails to cast a spell. More on it later (much later -- it's high on my list).

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