Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love

Given the previous post, I'm not sure about this one. I'm not really sure what other people think of as "my kind of music." They probably default to '60s soul, '70s funk and '80s pop. All of which are true.

But what song might someone not expect me to love?

I suppose that one thing I don't discuss much is my affection for jazz and pop vocalists of midcentury. I enjoy many of them, but my favorites have always been Tony Bennet and Sammy Davis Jr. One of my favorite songs of that ilk is Irving Berlin's "Steppin' Out with My Baby," originally recorded by Fred Astaire:



And here's the first version that I ever heard, from Tony Bennet's Unplugged performance:



And for kicks, I found this while looking for the above videos:

2 comments:

Marc said...

I don't know why it is (maybe my bookish looks?), but I'm had people tell me "I"m surprised you like rock!" Sheesh.

Gonzo said...

I hear you also like roll.