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Chet Baker: My Funny Valentine

Chet Baker: My Funny Valentine

We do not know if you like St Valentine‘s day. We have mixed feelings ourselves: is it fake, is it commercial, or is it anyway nice to use an excuse to celebrate love to someone, to anyone…

Regardless of one’s feelings for the day, we cannot avoid remember this amazing artist, hoping that there will be little controversy about the uniqueness of this song.

My Funny Valentine became a signature melody for Chet Baker who with his fragile voice and trumpet stresses the tune´s tenderness. My Funny Valentine was composed in 1937 by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart for the musical Babes in Arms and soon became a popular jazz standard.

There are more than 1 300 albums featuring the song and it has been recorded by more than 600 artists but Baker´s and Gerry Mulligan quartet´s version is registered in the US National Recording Registry for its “cultural significance”.


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