So I was just listening to the radio, and a version of “Paper Moon” came on. This one was an instrumental, and I wish I could tell you who it was, but I don’t know. But it got me thinking… “Paper Moon” has got to be in the very short list of Best Songs Ever Written. As in, if I had done nothing else in my life but write “Paper Moon”, I could die happy with a well-earned feeling of accomplishment.
Those of you who know the song… where do you rank it? Those of you who don’t… get off of my lawn!
Nat, even better than Ella (and first in my book)
Frank, probably more popular than either, but third in my book
Some guy named Paul, who I ordinarily love, but who is up against Ella, Nat, & Frank.
Oh, my… Just found this. I already told you Nat is the best… this version is even better than the one above… so I’ll just put it here. A reminder that he was not merely a phenomenal vocalist, but a pianist of the first order. And yes, I’d trade every post of The Digital Cuttlefish for the genius in this one video. Too bad I can’t.