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Song of the Day #689

Song of the Day: Thou Swell, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers, is a classic song, first heard in the 1927 Broadway musical, "A Connecticut Yankee." It was also heard in the 1943 revival (audio clip from that production here). The song has been recorded by many musicians and singers through the years, including Fats Waller, an early Bill Evans with Don Elliott, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter and Ray Bryant, Tony Bennett, The Supremes, and Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole, each with a swingin' big band.