MY FUNNY VALENTINE

Latest update on 27/11/2017

Artist: Mitzi Green
Author: Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart
Year: 1937

In stage musical Babes In Arms, along with the earliest Where Or When and The Lady Is A Tramp (see all there). Not exactly meant to celebrate February 14th: Mitzi Green's character in the play was called Valentine. Oddly enough, of these three soon-to-be standards, only Where Or When was featured in the 1939 film version starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.

Covers:

1937:

Edgar Fairchild & Adam Carroll [for Liberty Music Shop]

1945:

Hal McIntyre [vocal by Ruth Gaylor]

1947:

Gordon Jenkins [vocal by Charles La Vere]

1947:

Margaret Whiting

1947:

Mel Tormé [with the Page Cavanough Trio]

1952:

Gerry Mulligan [featuring Chet Baker]

1953:

Frank Sinatra

1954:

Chet Baker [vocal version]

1954:

Sarah Vaughan [idem]

1956:

Jimmy Giuffre

1956:

Miles Davis

1956:

Ella Fitzgerald

1957:

Trudy Erwin [in film Pal Joey, dubbing for Kim Novak]

1958:

Ahmad Jamal

1958:

Anita O'Day

1958:

Chet Atkins

1959:

Rodgers & Hart [authors]

1961:

Marvin Gaye

1963:

Bobby Darin

1966:

Billy Stewart

1967:

Barbra Streisand

1967:

Supremes

1967:

Eddie Harris

1976:

Stylistics

1979:

Elvis Costello

1980:

Wynton Marsalis

1981:

Julie London [on Her Last Recordings]

1982:

Carmen McRae

1982:

Toots Thielemans

1983:

Rickie Lee Jones

1985:

Nico

1986:

Linda Ronstadt

1989:

Michelle Pfeiffer [in film The Fabulous Baker Boys]

1991:

Patricia Beysens

1993:

Miranda Sex Garden

1994:

Anita Baker

1994:

Julie Andrews

1995:

Chaka Khan [in film Waiting To Exhale]

1996:

Herman Brood

2000:

Matt Damon & The Guy Barker International Quintet [in film The Talented Mr. Ripley]

2000:

Judy Collins

2002:

Victoria Williams

2002:

Etta James

2002:

Kenny Barron

2003:

Lucinda Williams

2004:

Michael Bublé

2005:

Rod Stewart

2005:

Sting

2005:

Rufus Wainwright

2006:

Gotan Project

2008:

Jacqui Naylor

2011:

Twiggy

2017:

Seal

Richard Rodgers also wrote the music for The Sound Of Music and the same duo is also responsible for songs as Blue Moon and Bewitched (see there).

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