Sunday, 25 January 2009

Sunday Night is.. Jimmy Durante

I can't find a video clip of Jimmy Durante singing it, so it's just the record going around, but the song flitted across Radio Three this morning straight after they played a choral version of the original The Lost Chord, that is to say Sullivan's music to words by Adeline Proctor. Durante's take on it belongs to the grand repertoire of comic songs. Only he can sing it, of course. I'll get back to Lilian Gish and 'The Wind'. To be taken in small sips.

1 comment:

The Plump said...

Very strange, I usually play by ear.
A classic.