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My Funny Valentine

Originally composed by Richard Rodgers. You can also visit my other new channel: www.youtube.com There I just start to make some tutorials for Jazz musicians beginners, and more :-) More Info: The first recorded version of the song to make the charts was by Hal McIntyre with vocals by Ruth Gaylor in 1945. It only appeared for one week and hit #16. The song reemerged in the 1950s and was later performed by most of the jazz musicians and popular vocalists of the time including: Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Bing Crosby, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Paul Desmond, Tony Bennett, Ben Webster, Buddy Rich, Anita O’Day, Mel Tormé, Sammy Davis, Jr., Big Muff and many others. The song made it to the top of the charts when Chet Baker released a very popular and influential version (released on the album My Funny Valentine / Blue Note Records). His soft, delicate and serene delivery introduced the world to Chet Baker’s singing skills (he was previously known only for his trumpeting skills, also displayed on this recording). Baker is still associated more with “My Funny Valentine” than with any other of the long list of songs he recorded. Baker’s version of the song leaves out the introductory verse and begins with the chorus (“My funny Valentine, sweet comic valentine”). As a result, many subsequent version also skip the verse. The most notable exception to this rule are songs recorded from the many performances of the musicals
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