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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 06:36 Lorelei mojo
Lorelei (1960)

Being the sheltered, ignorant lass that Mojo has always been, it turns out I don't think I've ever heard of the Lorelei until I first heard this song and looked 'em up. Which I believe was THIS version, since I don't think I sprung for the...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 05:17 I am in Love mojo
I am in Love (1956)

Ya know, with all the painful metaphors songwriters have used through the ages to convey the process and sensation of being in love, it's somehow refreshing to have a song with a single declarative sentence for its premise: I Am in...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 06:06 By Strauss mojo
By Strauss (1959)

Just a short while ago I reviewed this song's CD neighbor, Just Another Rhumba, and I referred to it as being somewhat "gimmicky". And I warned you--didn't I?--...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 07:00 Applause and Fanfare Interlude mojo
Applause and Fanfare Interlude II (1960)

Okay, so early last week I peeked ahead and counted and determined THIS was gonna be Friday's "song". And I was all like, yuck, do I really want to end the week in that boring fashion? And then I thought, well, do I want to START a new week in...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 05:06 Get Out of Town mojo
Get Out of Town (1956)

Sigh. Okay, so Mojo's not that keen on ultra-slow dirgey sort of songs. If it wasn't Ella singing, I probably wouldn't bother with this song. As it is, if I am listening to hours and hours of Ella, I'll frequently skip this one. There. I said it...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 07:12 That Certain Feeling mojo
That Certain Feeling (1959)

This is a pleasant enough song, although one that is almost completely forgettable. I mean, these are ALL Broadway show tunes from the Twenties, Thirties and Forties. We're not dealing with Major Social Issues, people, we're mostly dealing with...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 05:14 Too Darn Hot mojo
Too Darn Hot (1960)

Finally, a song that totally and completely lives up to its title! Folks, it doesn't get any better than this. Okay, so we've already reviewed the studio version of Too Darn Hot...

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 06:05 Begin the Beguine mojo
Begin the Beguine (1956)

Ya know, the annoying thing about falling in love is, you can't really explain yourself or your actions on a rational level. Which is part of the mystery, and gives all the songwriters something to sing about. My Favorite Husband, for example,...

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 05:15 The Man I Love mojo
The Man I Love (1959)

Okay, so just last week I reviewed the live version of this song as recorded for the Berlin album, and I looked ahead on...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 05:15 Summertime mojo
Summertime (1960)

Ahh, the languid life of Catfish Row, with Clara singing a lullabye to her baby.... It's such a beautiful, slow, bluesy minor-key song, and Ella makes the control of her voice so easy, it's a revelation to listen to her.

Prior to Ella I...