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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

They say there's a song for everything and this is the one that fits today as winter arrives a few days early here in the Northeast.

Baby It's Cold Outside is an Academy award-winning song that was featured in the 1949 MGM film Neptune's Daughter.   It was written in 1944 by Frank Henry Loesser, a renowned Broadway show-tune composer whose Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize winning credits include How To Succeed in Business Without Even Trying and Guys And Dolls.

Loesser first composed this 'bait & catch' duet for a house party he was hosting and it's in that spirit that the song has become a timeless cold weather classic for the past 60 years.  Here's a look at the most popular recordings of this song:

1949:  Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark
          Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer
          Don Cornell & Laura Leslie w/ Sammy Kaye's Orchestra
          Ella Fitzgerald & Louise Jordan
          Homer & Jethro w/ June Carter
1959:  Dean Martin
1962:  Ray Charles & Betty Carter
1971:  Kenneth Connor & Glennis Beresford
1986:  Sigourney Weaver & Buster Poindexter (on SNL)
1998:  Bobby Caldwell & Vanessa Williams
2009:  Willie Nelson & Norah Jones

In 2006, a post-Dino duet was released by Dean Martin & Martina McBride.

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