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Since opera seems to be the topic du jour, how about this one? I'm familiar with it primarily from a recording my father had, about 40 years ago, that I played over and over and sang to when I thought no one was listening. I seem to recall it was a "jazz" version but I remember little else. Does anyone know what I'm referring to? Anyway, just a few years ago we saw the WNO production at the Kennedy Center, which was excellent. Although I adore the music, the lyrics grate on my ears. I know that it is supposed to be evocative or representative of the actual dialect of that time and place
A few years ago, bored on a long plane trip, I chose Funny Face from the list of available movies. Never much of an Audrey Hepburn fan, I didn't make it too far before fast-forwarding. And then I caught the tail-end of Audrey singing "How Long Has This Been Going On?", one of my American songbook favorites. Somehow I'd made it all these years without realizing where the song came from (though I knew it was written by the Gershwins). This song has been recorded by almost everyone. Here are a few of my favorites: Lonette McKee Ella Fitzgerald recorded it many times; this is one of the s