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
As Time Goes By (4) -- Jaki's CD; if unavailable, original from Casablanca:
Autumn Leaves (2,6) -- Nat King Cole
Baby It's Cold Outside (3,5,6,7) -- Ella + Louis Jordan
Bali Ha'i (4,6) -- Juanita Hall (orig, from South Pacific)
Basin Street Blues (4,5,6) -- Ella
Blues in the Night (4,6) -- Rosemary Clooney
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
Christmas Song (Chestnuts) (4,6) -- Nat King Cole
Deep Purple (2,5,6) -- Artie Shaw & Helen Forrest (good video)
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (3) -- Marilyn Monroe 
Don't Fence Me In (3) -- Ella
Early Morning Rain (4) -- Lightfoot, anyone not know this?
Fascinatin' Rhythm (4,6) -- Ella (complex but way fun)
Girl from Ipanema (4,6) -- Stan Getz + Astrud Gilberto
Hard Hearted Hannah (3,5) -- Ella
Hippopotamus Song (Mud) (3) -- Flanders and Swann
I'm Always True To You In My Fashion (3) -- Ella
Imagine (1,2,6) -- John Lennon, anyone not know this?
Isn't This a Lovely Day (4,6) -- Sarah Vaughn & Billy Eckstine
It Ain't Necessarily So (3,5) -- a difficult song with most parts not learned by us, just the repetitive verse form
It Might As Well Be Spring (4) -- Lena Horne, not findable on video, settled for Sarah Vaughn,
Lady Is a Tramp (3) -- Ella
The Lorelei (3) -- Ella in Berlin
Lullaby of Birdland (4,6) -- Ella (complex but mucho fun)
Lusty Month of May (3) -- Julie Andrews (long but fast)
Moon River (1,2,6) -- A Hepburn from B'fast at Tiffany's
Over the Rainbow (1,2) -- J Garland, orig from The Wiz
Puff the Magic Dragon (1) -- PP&M, anyone not know this?
September Song (2,6) -- Ella
(In My) Solitude (4,6) -- Ella, The Duke (may be too gloomy)
Sophisticated Lady (4,5,6) -- Ella, The Duke (difficult)
Thanks for the Memory (1,2) -- Ella
That Old Feeling (4,6) -- Sinatra
What A Wonderful World (1,2,6) -- Jaki's CD; if unavailable, Michael Buble will do
Wouldn't It Be Loverly (4) -- Julie Andrews (starts at 0:30)
Young at Heart (4,6) -- Sinatra

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.