24 Feb

I was going to do a show of Oscar Winning Songs, but was afraid I’d have to play Rod Stewart’s cover of “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp.” So instead: each of these songs (except the last one) was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song in a Motion Picture; but every one of them lost.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD or Album Title

  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sammy Davis/Count Basie  /  “Our Shining Hour”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “So In Love”  
  • THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Bennett Sings The Ultimate American Songbook”
  • DEARLY BELOVED  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Hollywood My Way”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Kenny Rankin  /  Haven’t We Met?
  • THE SECOND TIME AROUND  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Live At Basin Street East”
  • A TIME FOR LOVE  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “Mood Swings”
  • MY FOOLISH HEART  /  Bill Evans Trio  /  “The Complete Riverside Recordings”
  • CHARADE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Wayne Newton  /  “Wild, Cool, And Swingin’”
  • I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY  /  Delicatessen  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • JEAN  /  Bobby Scott  /  “Slowly”
  • THE LOOK OF LOVE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “The Main Ingredient”
  • HERE’S TO THE LOSERS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Softly As I Leave You”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

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