ノリの悪い日記

古今東西の映画、ポピュラー音楽、その他をいまここに交錯させながら随想します。

When Your Lover Has Gone

James Cagney と Joan Blondell が主演し、Roy Del Ruth が監督した映画 『腕の男』 (Blonde Crazy, 1931) の挿入歌として、Einar Aaron Swan によって作られた曲。さすがにプレコード時代真っ只中の映画だけあって Joan Blondell の入浴シーンがある。 

下のクリップはこれでも、ごく一部の紹介に留まるのだからすごい。

1931:

Gene Austin:

Louis Armstrong:

Ethel Waters:

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra:

1942:

Maxine Sullivan:

1944:

Harry James and His Orchestra:

Eddie Condon and His Orchestra:

Lee Wiley w/ Eddie Condon:

1948:

Doris Day:

1952:

Roy Eldridge w/ the Oscar Peterson Trio:

1953:

Jacky Gleason Orchestra:

Jacky Gleason’s String Orchestra w/ Bobby Hackett:

Buddy De Franco:

1955:

Billie Holiday:

Kate Smith:

Frank Sinatra:

Art Tatum:

1956:

Sonny Rollins Quartet:

Art Farmer and Donald Byrd:

1957:
Nat King Cole:

Gerry Mulligan Quartet w/ Chet Baker:

Keely Smith:

1958:

Billie Holiday w/ Duke Ellington and His Orchestra:

Jo Jones Trio:

1959:

Ben Webster:

Carmen McRae:

Lee Konitz:

Ray Charles:

1960:

Don Shirley Trio:

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers:

Sarah Vaughan:

Anthony Newley:

Red Garland:

1961:

Ella Fitzgerald:

Dinah Washington:

Stan Kenton Orchestra:

1963:

Vic Damone:

1964:

Brenda Lee:

Marvin Gaye:

1965:

Chet Baker:

1968:

The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band:
 

For ages and ages
The poets and sages
Of love, wondrous love, always sing
But ask any lover
And you'll soon discover
The heartaches that romance can bring 

When you're alone
Who cares for starlit skies?
When you're alone
The magic moonlight dies
At break of dawn
There is no sunrise
When your lover has gone

What lonely hours
The evening shadows bring
What lonely hours
With memories lingering
Like faded flowers
Life can't mean anything
When your lover has gone

What good is the scheming
The planning and dreaming
That comes with each new love affair?
The love that you cherish
So often may perish
And leave you with castles in air

When you're alone
Who cares for starlit skies?
When you're alone
The magic moonlight dies
At break of dawn
There is no sunrise
When your lover has gone 

What lonely hours
The evening shadows bring
What lonely hours
With memories lingering
Like faded flowers
Life can't mean anything
When your lover has gone