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John Coltrane

I wasn’t able to find much information about “I Want To Talk About You.” I know Billy Eckstine and Ella Fitzgerald both did popular versions of the song but I couldn’t find when it was written or by whom. A You Tube commenter thinks the audio in this video might be from from the “Live In Stockholm, 1963” album. Either way it’s great footage and a beautiful song.

“I Want To Talk About You” is a rather apropos song to play since talking about me is all I seem to do on this blog. I used to at least talk about the guy I like but, even though I still think he’s dreamy, I can’t keep doing that. I haven’t been exactly silent about my crush so I’m pretty sure he knows about it. Given the fact that he hasn’t trotted up to my door on his trusty white steed, I have to assume a romantic dinner for two is not in our future. But because I don’t have any communication with him, I don’t know if my one sided admiration club makes him uncomfortable or not. So rather than find out the answer via restraining order, I shall just keep my mooning to myself. I’m afraid you’re stuck with more endless prattle about me. But hey, at least you get some awesome tunes to go along with it!

Jackie Cain, Roy Kral and the Sweet Smell Of Love

Jackie and Roy were a husband and wife singing duo who performed together for almost 60 years until Roy’s death in 2002. Wikipedia says the song is from a 1955 album called “Jackie Cain and Roy Kral” which was reissued in 1987 as “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most.”

Even though I don’t wear any scent myself, I do highly endorse anthems to not stinking. But this song has absolutely nothing to do with not having B.O. This number is clearly a thinly veiled ode to rutting like beasts (which I also highly endorse). Of course they would have had to do it 1950’s style from separate twin beds and with one foot on the floor. People must have been MUCH more flexible back then!

Steve and Eydie and Love and Marriage

Steve and Eydie are a swell couple ‘a kids who have been married 53 years. They met working on the Tonight show when it was hosted by Steve Allen in the mid fifties. They were married in 1957. As of 2009 they were both still active and performing. Here’s the song “This Could Be The Start Of Something Big.” I’m not sure when this performance was but they first did the song on their 1960 album “We Got Us.”

Not many marriages last 53 years these days. I suspect that’s because of greater social and economic freedom. Couples don’t have to stay together so they don’t. What amazes me though is that even with all the freedoms and choices we have, 50% of couples do actually make it to forever. My mother and her husband just celebrated their 30th anniversary. They don’t have the kind of relationship I’d choose for myself but they seem happy enough. In fact, most of the people in my family seem to pair up and stay that way for the long haul. I never really thought to ask any of them what the secret was but honestly I doubt it can be taught. I’m certainly no expert, but I bet the real secret to Steve and Eydie-like lovgevity is finding someone special, building a lasting love, and then spending the rest of your days trying not to irredeemably screw it up!

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