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Cry Me A River - Julie London
release date 12/1/1955





Quote:Origins and early recordings

Arthur Hamilton later said of the song: "I had never heard the phrase. I just liked the combination of words... Instead of 'Eat your heart out' or 'I'll get even with you,' it sounded like a good, smart retort to somebody who had hurt your feelings or broken your heart." He was initially concerned that listeners would hear a reference to the Crimea, rather than "..cry me a...", but said that "..sitting down and playing the melody and coming up with lyrics made it a nonissue."
-Wikipedia

That name, Julie London, alway held a mystique
(05-15-2021, 11:44 PM)Blind Horus Wrote: [ -> ]Cry Me A River - Julie London
release date 12/1/1955





Quote:Origins and early recordings

Arthur Hamilton later said of the song: "I had never heard the phrase. I just liked the combination of words... Instead of 'Eat your heart out' or 'I'll get even with you,' it sounded like a good, smart retort to somebody who had hurt your feelings or broken your heart." He was initially concerned that listeners would hear a reference to the Crimea, rather than "..cry me a...", but said that "..sitting down and playing the melody and coming up with lyrics made it a nonissue."
-Wikipedia

That name, Julie London, alway held a mystique

A fantastic singer with a voice and looks " to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window. "  (as per Raymond Chandler ) lol
"Ladies in Lavender"  Nigel Hess`s beautiful theme tune to the lovely film.

Here played by Joshua Bell 

Yes, I've had to sit through Ladies in Lavender several times and it grows on you:)

Miles Wootton "Read All About It"
(05-16-2021, 07:41 AM)Sed libera nos Wrote: [ -> ]"Ladies in Lavender"  Nigel Hess`s beautiful theme tune to the lovely film.

Here played by Joshua Bell 


Walking Across Egypt is a similar movie I've had to sit through numerous times also.

Quote:Rebellious 17-year-old who crosses paths with a religious Southern widow

Walking Across Egypt (1999)


Interesting comparison between the concerned (about money) family in Walking Across Egypt and the problem causing jealous doctor in Ladies in Lavender. It's funny how people in respectable positions can be such blanky-blanks sometimes.
(05-16-2021, 07:37 AM)Sed libera nos Wrote: [ -> ]That name, Julie London, alway held a mystique

A fantastic singer with a voice and looks " to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window. "  (as per Raymond Chandler ) lol
Julie London was still a beautiful woman 20 years later as my grade school crush when she starred on the TV series Emergency!
Some 1960s idealism

Lay Down Your Weary Tune --The Bryds
(1965)


Written by Bob Dylan about the time, I think, Bob was coming to understand this fame thing wasn't all it was cracked up to be. And poor Bob was feeling a little spent, maybe.



Quote:Lay down your weary tune, lay down
Lay down the song you strum
And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
No voice can hope to hum

Waxing poetic, like that: "Do not go gentle into that good night" and "And death shall have no dominion", other Dylan.



Reminds me of my childhood, when things made more sense. In some ways I miss the 2000's
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