Thursday, 7 February 2013

Jazz Standards Part 8: Love For Sale

Love For Sale is rumoured to be the first single from Jamie's upcoming album. He previously recorded it for his first record Heard It All Before

The song by Cole Porter was used in the 1930 musical The New Yorkers and due to the subject matter, was actually banned from the radio. It still became a hit and has been covered by artists such as Eartha Kitt, Tony Bennett and Dianne Reeves. 

Enjoy these versions by Billie Holiday, Ahmad Jamal and something a bit experimental from Jamie!

Part 7: What a Difference a Day Made

When the only sound in the empty street,
Is the heavy tread of the heavy feet
That belong to a lonesome cop
I open shop.
When the moon so long has been gazing down
On the wayward ways of this wayward town.
That her smile becomes a smirk,
I go to work.
Love for sale,
Appetising young love for sale.
Love that's fresh and still unspoiled,
Love that's only slightly soiled,
Love for sale.
Who will buy?
Who would like to sample my supply?
Who's prepared to pay the price,
For a trip to paradise?
Love for sale
Let the poets pipe of love
in their childish way,
I know every type of love
Better far than they.
If you want the thrill of love,
I've been through the mill of love;
Old love, new love
Every love but true love
Love for sale.
Appetising young love for sale.
If you want to buy my wares.
Follow me and climb the stairs
Love for sale.
Love for sale.

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