there are songs of fresh heartbreak, like the immortal ONE FOR MY BABY and THE GAL THAT GOT AWAY (no better renditions that those of Sinatra).
but there is another group of songs with a longer longing ... songs that reach back into the distant past, bring it into the present, and resurrect passions which, though they have long slept lain dormant, are re-animated by a fleeting thought or association, like these
SERENADE IN BLUE
BEGIN THE BEGUINE
"to live it again, is past all endeavor ..."
-- Cole Porter
Can anybody think of some others? but such songs are RARE!
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Topic - greatest torchsongs - halfnote 16:38:35 07/30/20 (4)
- "What's New?" - JoshT 20:33:00 08/13/20 (0)
- Marina Del Rey - Rod M 19:11:37 08/09/20 (0)
- torch - hifitommy 18:34:02 08/04/20 (0)
- So many good ones... but this is probably one of my favorites... - TWB 21:53:32 07/30/20 (0)