Thursday, May 13, 2010

Love Me or Leave Me and The Eagle & Me (1965)

by Dick Mac

The camera loved Lena Horne, and she loved it right back.

Television was kind to Horne and she was happy to oblige the chivalry.

Here she sings two songs from Broadway shows.

Love Me Or Leave Me was written by Donaldson & Khan in 1928 and it originally appeared in the musical "Whoopee!" It was recorded by many others besides Horne, including Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Sammy Davis, Jr., Perry Como, and Miles Davis.

The Eagle & Me was written by Harburg/Arlen for the show "Bloomer Girl."

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