The song of the day for Thursday, August 24, 2017 is “From This Moment On.”
About This Song
Cole Porter originally wrote this song for his musical Out Of This World, but it was dropped from that production and was used in the 1948 Broadway musical Kiss Me Kate and also in the 1958 film version, featuring Anne Miller. She sang this song with a fantastic dance choreographed (and danced) by a young Bob Fosse. Doris Day recorded this song as a single in 1950; the Frank Sinatra 1957 recording for his A Swingin’ Affair! was instrumental in the popularity of this song. It has also been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Susannah McCorkle.
About This Version
Today’s recording is a special one from the Rarities, Outtakes & Other Delights, Vol. 1 CD included in the 2011 Complete Collection and is now also, thankfully, available on iTunes. It was recorded live with Count Basie and His Orchestra in 1958 at the Latin Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“From This Moment On,” as well as all of the great songs on Rarities, Outtakes & Other Delights, Vol. 1, is available from iTunes.
Even though it’s not Saturday video day, I cannot pass up an opportunity to present the dance number from the 1953 film version of Kiss Me Kate. Bob Fosse was impossibly young and wonderful. Any fan of Fosse will see all those Fosse traits in his portion of the dance.