Classics, covers and some curiosities in the history of music.
It Might as Well Be Swing is a 1964 studio album by Frank Sinatra, accompanied by Count Basie and his orchestra. It was Sinatra's first studio recording arranged by Quincy Jones.This was Sinatra and Basie's second collaboration after 1963's Sinatra-Basie.Sinatra's cover version of "Hello Dolly" on the album features a new second verse improvised by Sinatra, which pays tribute to Louis Armstrong, who had topped the Billboard charts with his own version of the song earlier in 1964.It Might as Well Be Swing is a reference to the title of the well known jazz standard "It Might as Well Be Spring"."More (Theme from Mondo Cane)" is a film score song written by Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero for the 1962 film Mondo Cane (Dog's World, or as the soundtrack album states, "a world gone to the dogs"). The movie's music was released as Mondo Cane: Original Motion Picture Sound Track Album, music by Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero, on United Artists Records UAS 5105 (stereo)/UAL 4015 (mono).The movie Mondo Cane is a documentary, and uses a variety of music to accompany various segments. Some melodies are used repeatedly, in different styles, each named for the part of the movie where the music is used. Of the 15 music tracks on the soundtrack album, one melody is presented 6 times, another melody 2 times. The melody which became known as "More" is presented 4 times, named "Life Savers Girls", "The Last Flight/L'Ultimo Volo", "Models In Blue/Modelle in Blu", "Repabhan Street/Repabhan Strasse", in styles ranging from lush to march and 3/4 waltz.Originally composed as an instrumental and titled "Ti guarderò nel cuore", lyrics were later provided by Marcello Ciorciolini, which were adapted into English by Norman Newell. At that point, "Theme from Mondo Cane" became "More" (not to be confused with an earlier pop song of the same name).The song was recorded in several languages by Steve Rossi who continues to perform the song in his Las Vegas stage acts. Mr. Rossi performed the song at the 36th Academy Awards and is best known as one half of the comedy team Allen and Rossi.More than the greatest love the world has known,This is the love I give to you alone,More than the simple words I try to say,I only live to love you more each day.More than you'll ever know, my arms long to hold you so,My life will be in your keeping, waking, sleeping, laughing, weeping,Longer than always is a long long time, but far beyond forever you're gonna be mine.I know Ive never lived before and my heart is very sure,No one else could love you more.(musical interlude)More than you'll ever know , my arms they long to hold you so,My life will be in your keeping, waking, sleeping, laughing, weeping,Longer than always is a long long time, but far beyond forever you'll be mine,I know that Ive never lived before and my heart is very sure,No one else could love you more, no one else could love you more.