Darn That Dream
Jimmy van Heusen and Eddie DeLange, "Darn That Dream"
In two previous posts, I introduced you to Michael Feinstein: "Isn't It Romantic" and "Always." "Feinstein," I wrote, "with his ernest voice and his considerable talent, has dedicated his career to finding lost songs; he sings them, and by doing so, he brings them forward to a new generation: he gives them new life." My plan is to help Michael Feinstein bring his songs forward by bringing them to you.
So, tonight, we'll hear the 1939 song "Darn That Dream." Jimmy Van Heusen (music) and Eddie DeLange (lyrics) wrote this song for the Broadway musical Swingin' the Dream. Separated from the musical, it is a heartbreak of a song: but I'm guessing that in the musical love is found and all ends well.
Here is a link to Michael Feinstein singing "Darn That Dream," from his 2000 album Romance on Film, Romance on Broadway:
I created "Music Most Doth Wound the Soul," the image above, in 2006. It is based on Mandelbrot fractals. The title is from "Soft Music," a poem by the English poet Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674):
The mellow touch of music most doth wound
The soul, when it doth rather sigh, than sound.