Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another Old Post

From March 7, 2009.
STARDUST --- Artie Shaw
I've long thought this is the most beautiful American popular song ever written. The melody is tasteful but also emotionally stirring. The lyrics have a surface charm. The meaning seems definite at first but closer inspection reveals it to be a dream-like collection of star dust. Best version with the lyrics is a toss up between Ella and Sinatra.

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