Friday, April 3, 2015

100 Years of Frank Sinatra: "I've Got a Crush on You"

Frank Sinatra recorded "I've Got a Crush on You" for Columbia Records in Hollywood in November 1947.   Among the musicians backing him up on this song is Mitch Miller, playing the oboe.

And Bobby Hackett makes an outstanding contribution on trumpet.

According to Popular Song, it ranks as #18 among the top 40 popular songs of 1947.

"I've got a Crush on You" was written in 1928 by George and Ira Gershwin.  It was featured in two Broadway musicals:  "Treasure Girl" (1928) and "Strike Up the Band" (1930). 

On a summer vacation, my parents pose in the front of the house on Charles Street in Rockford, Illinois, where Dad grew up.

Despite their isolation in Auburn Washington, Mom and Dad regular drove long distances, in the days before the Interstate highway system to visit family.   Auburn, Washington, and Rockford are nearly 2000 miles apart.

Other Frank Sinatra 100 posts:
"Our Love".  (2/14/2015)
"I'll Never Smile Again".  (2/15/2015)
"Fools Rush In".  (2/16/2015)
"Dolores".  (2/17/2015)
"Oh Look At Me Now".  (2/18/2015)
"This Love of Mine".  (2/20/2015)
"There Are Such Things."  (2/24/2015)
"Night and Day".  (2/26/2015)
"The Night We Called It a Day".  (2/27/2015)
Paramount Theater, December 30, 1942.  (3/2/2015)
Reveille with Beverly.  (3/4/2015)
"You'll Never Know".  (3/7/2015)
Higher and Higher.  (3/8/2015)
"People Will Say We're in Love".  (3/10/2015)
The Shining Future.  (3/17/2015)
"I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night".  (3/19/2015)
Step Lively.  (3/20/2015) .
"Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night of the Week)".  (3/21/2015)
"You'll Never Walk Alone".  (3/23/2015)
"Oh What It Seemed to Be".  (3/24/2015)
Anchors Aweigh.  (3/26/2015)
"Day by Day".  3/27/2015)
Till the Clouds Roll By.  (3/29/2015)
"Always".  (3/30/2015)
It Happened in Brooklyn.  (3/31/2015)

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