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Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
by Ella Fitzgerald
#AprilMusicChallenge
Day 16. A song you put on when you’re drunk and sentimental (or that you would put on if you were).

For a long time, this song was my closing song after a long night out. It was during my smoking days and I'd listen to Ella, sing along and smoke. And then I'd call it a night.

Added info:
Bewitched, or in its full name Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, which was recorded on August 29, 1956 with a quartet that included Paul Smith on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass and Alvin Stoller on drums. The song originally appeared in the 1940 Broadway musical Pal Joey, written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. At the time Ella recorded Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered in 1956 not too many performances of the song existed outside of Broadway, and the best known version was by Vivienne Segal, who played the leading role in the musical. Her performance was of the semi-operatic style, typical for many musical shows of the time. Ella, on the other hand, gives this song the emotion that Segal’s version lacked. William Simon wrote in the back cover of the original vinyl release in 1956: “Ella still can do those rope-skipping tunes with her old sassy bounce, but she can also handle nuances of grown-up wit and humor – certainly one of the prime requisites with Lorenz Hart Lyrics – by turns satirical, sardonic, sexy, sophisticated – and then, sweetly simple”.
1956 - Verve - United States
Posted: 16th April 2019
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