“Anything Goes” — Ella Fitzgerald

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Cole Porter in 1934: “The world has gone completely mad!”

The world in 2019: “Hold my beer…!”

Possibly second only to my all-time favourite lyricist, Lorenz Hart, Cole Porter had a fine line in stylishly satirical takes on the high society of his time. He did it so cleverly, and so well, it was almost impossible to take offence…although his now-classic 1930 song “Love For Sale”…

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No Words, No Song

No Words, No Song

Without words, it’s just a nice tune. Add words — now you’ve got a song. And songs can change your world. I write about some that changed mine.