Midnight, The Stars, and You.
I was still in my teens when I became a fan of Al Bowlly. The 1930s crooner really hit the spot for me, and still does. I have featured his songs before on this blog, and make no excuses for another one. In my mind, this was my era, and my music. In the middle of the flower-power generation, this is what I was listening to. And a lifetime later, I am still listening to it.
This lesser-known song of his was always a big favourite of mine, and it was recently revived, in an unexpected fashion.
As long ago as 1934, Al recorded this version with the Ray Noble Orchestra. The popular singer was killed in London during the Blitz, in 1941. So his stellar career was short-lived, but no less valuable, as far as I am concerned. You either get him, or you don’t. And if you don’t, dear reader, then I think that is your loss.
I was recently amazed to be sent this song by special online friend. We had connected over similar tastes in music and films, and were exchanging favourite tracks. Imagine my delight when she sent me this, considering it to also be one of her best-loved songs. That made it doubly significant for me.