Sunday, September 09, 2007

Dream a Little Dream of Me...

The song has its origin in Milwaukee, believe it or not.

From the obituary for Adele Haehlen Lowe, born February 2, 1916 in West Allis, Wisconsin, died September 5, 2007 in Overland Park, Kansas

In the 1930's, Adele was the featured vocalist with the Billy Baer Band and was heard regularly on radio broadcasts in Milwaukee. The band performed at venues in and around that area and also at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and Bear Mountain Resort in New York. A member of the band, Don Swan, wrote a song for Adele that became her signature closing number. Over the decades "Dream a Little Dream of Me" was recorded by a number of vocalists including Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and Mama Cass Elliott.

It's a 'little' torch song, a great tune with a gentle beat.

RIP, Adele. We'll be dreaming.

Here's Satchmo with Ella Fitzgerald...can't get better than this, folks.

HT: Wolftracker

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