Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson, music by Leo Friedman
Selected one of the decade's top five love songs by ASCAP
|Best quality MP3||4:42||mp3||Stereo||44.1||320||MP3||11,269,224||4.4|
Demo mix: Through first chorus (original, 0:00-1:40); three repeats of start of first chorus (FM quality, 1:45-2:00; AM quality, 2:05-2:20; poor quality, 2:25-2:40); final chorus (best quality MP3, 2:43-3:37).
Recording courtesy The New Liberty Jazz Band, from their CD "Two to Two"
"This tender love ballad by Friedman and Whitson was transformed from a waltz to hot jazz by the New Orleans Halfway House Orchestra in 1925. We follow in their path, adding a trombone solo by Jay that, if it conjures up a vision of Tommy Dorsey playing at the Totem Pole Ballroom, is probably due to indigestion. The band is especially proud of the cornet-saxophone duet noodle by Bobby and Bruce accompanied by Dan's and Roland's banjos."
Bruce Burrell, reeds
S. Jay Keyser, trombone
Bob MacInnis, cornet / reeds
Jack Phlan, piano
Roland Paquette, tenor banjo
Dan MacInnis, guitar banjo
Pierre LeMieux, tuba
(Note: Keyser is Special Assistant to the Chancellor, MIT, and Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus.)