Selected Favourites!

Mom's Favourites,
with links to "definitive version" videos
Back to Index Page,
(with links to words and chords pages)

Numbers in parentheses refer to categories, explained below
All the Things You Are (1,2,6) -- Ella
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97p6gQnlO5Y
As Time Goes By (4) -- Jaki's CD; if unavailable, original from Casablanca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d22CiKMPpaY
Autumn Leaves (2,6) -- Nat King Cole
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEMCeymW1Ow
Baby It's Cold Outside (3,5,6,7) -- Ella + Louis Jordan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuCO7Kq744U
Bali Ha'i (4,6) -- Juanita Hall (orig, from South Pacific)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=815O6Qj2Nx8
Basin Street Blues (4,5,6) -- Ella
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEtNrjnWUQk
Blues in the Night (4,6) -- Rosemary Clooney
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iuyEqm_TWY
Bridge over Troubled Water (1,2,6) -- Simon & Garf, anyone not know this?
Camelot (4,6) -- couldn't find R Harris, settled for R Burton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RQf_QtBJag
Christmas Song (Chestnuts) (4,6) -- Nat King Cole
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrmsoEWEDd8
Deep Purple (2,5,6) -- Artie Shaw & Helen Forrest (good video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwtFcr7E0O8
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (3) -- Marilyn Monroe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L8sHIU8YAg 
Don't Fence Me In (3) -- Ella
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHLr3FzgpOY
Early Morning Rain (4) -- Lightfoot, anyone not know this?
Fascinatin' Rhythm (4,6) -- Ella (complex but way fun)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRSmEMc8vvA
Girl from Ipanema (4,6) -- Stan Getz + Astrud Gilberto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJkxFhFRFDA
Hard Hearted Hannah (3,5) -- Ella
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpg7Bvmwi2g
Hippopotamus Song (Mud) (3) -- Flanders and Swann
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm6JxP870P0
I'm Always True To You In My Fashion (3) -- Ella
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maWZ0ckd9XY
Imagine (1,2,6) -- John Lennon, anyone not know this?
Isn't This a Lovely Day (4,6) -- Sarah Vaughn & Billy Eckstine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMQhzUwDKWI
It Ain't Necessarily So (3,5) -- a difficult song with most parts not learned by us, just the repetitive verse form http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZV5kSEl-aw
It Might As Well Be Spring (4) -- Lena Horne, not findable on video, settled for Sarah Vaughn, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZNGTb7cWgk
Lady Is a Tramp (3) -- Ella
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh7-6OYOirU
The Lorelei (3) -- Ella in Berlin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxIsUGyS-JE
Lullaby of Birdland (4,6) -- Ella (complex but mucho fun)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY8zK4R9oE8
Lusty Month of May (3) -- Julie Andrews (long but fast)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZA4jnvdYog
Moon River (1,2,6) -- A Hepburn from B'fast at Tiffany's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7N3GX9dlZ8
Over the Rainbow (1,2) -- J Garland, orig from The Wiz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HRa4X07jdE
Puff the Magic Dragon (1) -- PP&M, anyone not know this?
September Song (2,6) -- Ella
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGKd6m4Pksg
(In My) Solitude (4,6) -- Ella, The Duke (may be too gloomy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eImEnIYBNY
Sophisticated Lady (4,5,6) -- Ella, The Duke (difficult)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJVACQHIn1E
Thanks for the Memory (1,2) -- Ella
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkspDkGPSPg
That Old Feeling (4,6) -- Sinatra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHPnXb45RNM
What A Wonderful World (1,2,6) -- Jaki's CD; if unavailable, Michael Buble will do
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7yGfmySj-Y
Wouldn't It Be Loverly (4) -- Julie Andrews (starts at 0:30)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ipgrp_xLU
Young at Heart (4,6) -- Sinatra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gHF8VVMsNc

1. songs actually sung at her send-off. nb Puff was not actually a favourite, just a spur-of-moment addition
2. Short-listed for that
3. Comic or bawdy songs
4. Other faves
5. Songs she wanted that never worked well for guitar and/or beyond my abilities for a long time
6. Some of our favourites
7. A unique category, something Amiyo and i sang a capella every night we visited her as a last song while she prepared chocolate sauce for ice cream.