Wednesday, April 20, 2011

You're The Top - Vintage Lifestyle Playlist

Here's a gem - a rare recording of the Great Cole Porter singing his own song, accompanied by himself. There's a true sense of zeitgeist in this tune - not only are the lyrics practically plucked from the newspaper headlines of the 30's, but his voice and tempo and staccato delivery simply can't be from any other era. 

I was thinking about doing a whole encyclopedic entry to explain the lyrics, but then I found this clip on YouTube that does the job far more elegantly than I would have.

"You're The Top" written and performed by Cole Porter (1934)

Wikipedia lists some of the alternate lyrics from over the years.

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