Wednesday 19 August 2009

A foggy day in London Town

"I don't wanna go to London on a foggy day" sings Damita Jo in I Wanna Stay Right Here With You. The song is naggingly familiar. Have a listen and tell me what it reminds you of. The reference in the opening lines is more straight forward. The Gershwins' A Foggy Day in London Town is something of a standard, and there are many wonderful versions of people singing those immortal lines about: "I was a stranger in the city. Out of town were the people I knew. I had that feeling of self-pity. What to do? What to do? The outlook was decidely blue. But as I walked through the foggy streets alone, it turned out to be the luckiest day I've known ..." So here's Judy Garland performing it. Just because ...

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