Thursday, May 6, 2010

Song of The Day #010

"Don't Like Goodbyes" by Frank Sinatra

Hey! We're in double digits now for the Song of The Day! Woo-hoo! I've been doing this for a whole week and a half! (Let's face it: we all thought this would stop after two days.) To celebrate this monumental landmark in time and space, we'll all listen to Frank Sinatra's wonderful "Don't Like Goodbyes" from 1957, which--I just learned--was written by Truman Capote. It's not necessarily Francis Albert's greatest song, but it's a nice, slow, almost eerie tune from the crooner's heyday about, well, not liking goodbyes. Like any good Capitol release in the late '50s, it's got rich, full strings, but what I like about this song is that that's basically it. It's just nice strings and a nice voice. A precursor to Arthur Russell's World Of Echo, perhaps? Probably not. But a good song.

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