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Old 05-26-2021, 06:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't have anything to say about jazz standards.
Alright.. I hope this thread will develop into something that you will find interesting and that it won't just be me posting standards in here. I guess we'll see.

I'll go on and post I Loves You, Porgy. It's a Gershwin tune from the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. In this song, Bess professes her love for Porgy and begs him to save her from her abusive lover, Crown.

I've heard a few different versions including the earliest recording, I believe, but none quite come close to Nina Simone's version (not even Lady Day's), so that's the only one I'm posting. She manages this perfect blend of blend of despair and hope and beautiful music that just makes it such a classic.

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