Songs to Remember II

Robert Bochinno's Songs to Remember II 

Songs to Remember Volume II Tracks 

  1. These Foolish Things is a song about memories of lost love presented as a list. For a ballad it can almost be described as a bouncy melody. It is a song written in 1935 by Harry Link, Holt Marvel and Jack Strachey for the British musical comedy “Spread it Abroad”


  1. My Funny Valentine is a very nicely constructed melody by Richard Rogers with lyrics by Lorenz Hart for the 1936 Broadway musical “Babes in Arms.”


  1. How High the Moon composed in 1940 by Morgan Lewis with lyrics by Nancy Hamilton is often heard in up-tempo renditions causing the sentiment to get lost in the rush. The words tell the story of a love that is beyond reach like faint music or a distant moon.


  1. I Can’t Get Started is a soaring melody with a range of an octave and a fourth sometimes more attractive to instrumentalists than vocalists. The song about a faded romance was composed in 1936 by Vernon Duke with Lyrics by Ira Gershwin for the Broadway musical Ziegfeld Follies.


  1. Yesterdays was composed in 1933 by Jerome Kern for the Broadway Musical Roberta with lyrics by Otto Harbach. In a way it has often appealed more so to instrumentalists than to vocalists due to its chord progressions. The message here is not lost love but lost youth. It is a dark and haunting tune with some operatic qualities.


  1. Night and Day is a popular song with a Latin beat was written by Cole Porter in 1932 for the musical Gay Divorcee. The song became Frank Sinatra’s first hit under his own name in 1942.


  1. Stardust a “song about a song about love”, defies analysis other than to quote Oscar Hammerstein: “I know only that it is beautiful and I like it.” Others must agree as it is one of the most recorded popular songs. Hoagy Carmichael wrote the melody in 1927. The verse was added two years later by Mitchell Parish.


  1. Oh Lady Be Good is a playful tune written composed in 1924 by George and Ira Gershwin.


  1. Gone With the Wind is a popular song named after the famous movie with absolutely no relation to it. Allie Wrubel wrote the melody and Herb Magidson wrote the lyrics in 1937. It was classified as an inventive, sensitive and exceptional song from competent but otherwise unexceptional writers.


  1. Embraceable You was originally composed in 1928 by George and Ira Gershwin for an unfinished operetta East to West in 1928. Like “O Lady Be Good” by the same composers “Embraceable You” is a light hearted fun song to sing.


  1. The Way You Look Tonight: Critics call this 1936 melody by Jerome Kern “his most unabashedly and buoyantly pop-oriented.” The poetic lyrics were by Dorothy Fields.


  1. You Go to My Head: The 1938 song’s harmonic sophistication has been praised by critics who often describe composer J. Fred Coots as a one hit wonder. Haven Gillespie wrote the lyrics.


  1. There Will Never Be Another You is a popular song published in 1942 with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Mack Gordon. The pure sweet sentiment seems out of place in the context of an impending breakup but make sense when placed in the context of the movie “Iceland” for which it was written.


  1. Yesterday is a melancholy acoustic guitar ballad about a relationship break-up. It was the first official recording (1965) by The Beatles that relied upon a performance by a single member of the band, Paul McCartney. Although the song is credited Lennon-McCartney, it was written solely by McCartney.


  1. IF is an adult contemporary ballad written by the American singer-songwriter David Gates in 1971 the lead singer in the group Bread.

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