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DARN THAT DREAM

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Transcript of DARN THAT DREAM

Swingin' the Dream
Jimmy Van Huesen
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born Edward Chester Babcock on January 26, 1913 in Syracuse, New York

-childhood friend Ralph Harris helped him come up with the name; "Jimmy" after his favrite cousin, and "Van Huesen" after the clothing company.

-worked in Tin Pan Alley


Achievements
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wrote for Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra
-over seventy songs recorded between the two
-other hits include, "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," "Here's That Rainy Day,"
-won an Emmy in 1955 for "Love and Marriage" written for the production
Our Town
Eddie DeLange
- Born 1904 in Long Island
-Moved to Hollywood after graduating in 1926 where he appeared in over 24 comedies as a bit player and stuntman
-Moved back to New York with over 100 songs written
-Met Van Huesen by way of Charlie Warren, a song plugger in Tin Pan Alley
-41 weeks with at least one song on "Your Hit Parade"

About the Song
-13 performances between November 29 and December 9
- Investors lost nearly $100,000
- Five other songs were written for the show: “Swingin’ a Dream,” “Moonland,” “Peace, Brother,” “There’s Gotta Be a Weddin’,” and “Spring Song.”
-Swing adaption of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Benny Goodman
#1 in 1940, featuring vocalist Mildred Bailey
-made the charts 3 times in 1940
-lyrics tell the story of unrequited love
-form is AABA
-primarily in G
-melody utilizes heavy chromatic movement both ascending and descending
-B section chances to Eb

Extra
Bill Evans and Jim Hall
Quintessential Versions
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-Benny Goodman
-Miles Davis
-Tony Bennet
-Dexter Gordon
-Thelonious Monk
-Count Basie
-Ella Fitzgerald
-Nancy Wilson
DARN THAT DREAM
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