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January 24, 2023

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Great post. Consider this version:
https://youtu.be/dUNQy0uHUvs?t=6
It includes the intro written by Kern & Hammerstein.
The London Sinfonietta is conducted by John McGlinn, with the Ambrosian Chorus and soloists Rebecca Luker, George Dvorsky, Jeanne Lehmann and Cris Groenendaal. The orchestration is by Robert Russell Bennett.

Re: the Sinatra. You're right, of course, about the high G-flat that erds it. Wow. And how he sustains the note. I also love how in the song's penultimate stanza he changes, metrically, "are WHAT you Are" to "ARE what you Are." What do you think of Helen Forrest's recording with the Artie Shaw band?

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