June 2, 2015

#57: Ring-a-ding Zing!

I still recall the thrill a couple of years ago when I learned that this track had been added to the Ring-a-Ding-Ding! CD:

"Zing!" appears twice on Bob Belvedere's top 100 performances list, here and here. Bob also prefers take 04 which, counter-intuitively, is a tad slower than the other but has more zing. 

Alternate versions: Sixteen-year-old Judy Garland's sweet, luminous performance from 1938's Listen, Darling and The Trammps' disco take from 1972. :)

Words and music by James F. Hanley, 1934. 


The musical feast continues with Mark Steyn, Bob Belvedere, and Ms. EBL. See my sidebars for easy browsing through Mark's and Bob's lists, and click on the Evil Blogger Lady link for her latest tribute to Frank. She remembered Nelson Riddle's birthday yesterday with a lovely, artsy track from Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely. Bob's latest picks include "Zing!," above, along with my #75, a beauty that didn't quite make my list, and a very big favorite yet to come. Mark's latest, "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry," is a keeper that I'll be referring to later on. Of Mark's latest seven entries, only one doesn't make my list, and of the other six, one appears at #94 and the other five make my top fifty, including a top ten, a top twenty, and a top twenty-five.

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