‘With Her Eyes Of Night . . .’

Inspired by the inclusion of a sweet 1975 track from the Salsoul Orchestra in Monday’s post by my pal jb at The Hits Just Keep On Comin’, I’ve been peeling tangerines for the last day or so. Too bad they’re musical and not real, as I could use the Vitamin C right now.

Anyway, while I snuffle off to the drugstore, here’s a preview of some of the stuff you might find here when I present my collection of “Tangerine” covers tomorrow (I hope). This one finds the tune – written for a 1942 movie by Johnny Mercer and Victor Schertzinger – taken on by Brazilian-born and New York-based pianist/vocalist Eliane Elias. It’s from her 2004 album Dreamer, and I like it quite a bit.

Video replaced November 11, 2013.

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4 Responses to “‘With Her Eyes Of Night . . .’”

  1. Paco Malo says:

    Nice track, man. Easy on the ear and Ms. Elias is certainly easy on the eyes.

    Nice for a spring afternoon, which is what I’ve got surrounding me down here in Tampa. And it’s a damn shame you haven’t got any tangerines at your market. Tangerines and strawberries are in season down here and I just finished off a pint of Chilean blueberries I got on sale at the market last night. Superfoods galour ’round here.

    Now it’s back to an old favorite of mine from R.E.M. I just dug out of the back of my collection, 1985’s “Fables of the Reconstruction”. If you haven’t listened to “Kohoutek” in a while, ride that meteor soon. And feel better, bro’. Get the Texas gal to help. 😉

  2. Yah Shure says:

    Seconded on the Elaine Elias, and a fine antidote for an eight-degree day. She put me in the mood for Jobim’s “Corcovado,” which in turn led to playing the rest of the ‘The Composer Of Desafinado Plays’ album, which in turn led to…

    Think I’ll go tend the tangelo tree down in the basement, which has been in bloom since December.

  3. jb says:

    Thanks for the shoutout, and for the picture. I’ll get around to listening to the song after I’m done looking at it. Not done yet. Nope, not done yet either.

  4. […] don’t have anything more to say about “Tangerine” (discussed earlier this week here and here), but I came across one more version of the Johnny Mercer/Victor Schertzinger tune this […]

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