October 31, 2015

#26: A Cole Porter song that's oh so easy to love

As throughout Ring-A-Ding Ding!, Sinatra and arranger Johnny Mandel seem totally in sync on Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Easy To Love." Frank sings yearningly and burningly but also breezily and swingingly, while the musicians accentuate, punctuate, and otherwise jazz it up all the way through:

It's short and sweet, under two and half minutes, but every bit of it is perfectly crafted. Like this line near the end:

So care [bam!] free together that it does seem a shame
More RDD perfection coming soon. 

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