Wonderful Tunes Provided By Friends. Wild Tangents Provided By Me.

The song is “Memphis In June” and it was written in 1945 by Paul Francis Webster and Hoagy Carmichael I assume it was written for the movie “Johnny Angel” since the movie came out the same year. Hoagy recorded it himself but it looks like the most famous version was Nina Simone. Like many folks said on Facebook, “The Nearness of You” is my very favorite Hoagy Carmichael song but I really this lazy summertime tune too.

Rejoice gentle reader! You have been spared a self indulgent, overly long, and rambling post that had absolutely nothing to do with this song anyway. It was about something I read on Twitter that made me think about how show folk find the gumption to get back up on the proverbial horse and try again after they’ve bombed. Since I have an opinion about EVERYTHING whether I know what I’m talking about or not, I’m sure the subject will pop up again later.


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