Song of the Day #95
Song of the Day: Lady Be Good, music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, from the 1924 musical comedy of the same name. I watched, listened to, and still have an old audio cassette copy of, an absolutely unbelievable live duet of this on the old Merv Griffin Show, in which Sarah Vaughan and Mel Torme traded lyrics and fiery scatting. And Stephane Grappelli recorded an equally scalding live rendition of it at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Having seen him live when he was still with us, I was a witness to his brilliance as one of the greatest of jazz violinists.