Music has a power to evoke memories second only to aromas. My dad was a great fan of the Big Bands, and I grew up listening to Tommy Dorsey and many others due to his hobby. He played the trumpet, too, and I remember clearly when he picked it up and started blasting out a few measures of those old songs. This is one of the songs that I remember my mother singing just for fun while she worked around the house.
This particular waltz was number six on the charts in 1941, the year in which it was recorded, and was presented in the movie, “The Strawberry Blonde” starring Jimmy Cagney, and enjoyed a short revival in 1960 in a rock version done by Frank D’Rone .
As I was getting in gear this morning, it popped up in the playlist in my head and I can’t get it out. Maybe it will make your day, too.