Fine Wine of the Week

"Well, Did You Evah?" Written by Cole Porter.

A classic, urbane and more-than-slightly snarky duet from my favorite tunesmith. Written for his 1939 musical Du Barry Was a Lady, it was introduced by Betty Grable and Charles Walters. It was, however, performed most famously in the 1956 film High Society by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. By the way, if you’ve never seen High Society, I can highly recommend it. A musical version of The Philadelphia Story, it’s got great tunes and class out the wazoo. Just one chica’s opinion. That you should take. Hee!

Anyhoo, here’s Frank and Bing. Sit back and watch two masters at work...

And, just for fun, here’s a totally fab take on the song from Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop, recorded for the 1990 AIDS benefit album Red, Hot and Blue. Which I can also HIGHLY recommend -- it’s fantastic, featuring Cole Porter songs interpreted by some really diverse artists.

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