We’re returning to 1940 for song 13:365 in my collection, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Bob Russell. I think it was Harry Connick Jr’s version in the soundtrack of When Harry Met Sally which got me playing this song – in HCJ’s style, though nowhere near his performance! I hope you enjoy my version of a song I’ve loved playing for about 25 years!
It’s Christmas Eve! Today’s festive tune is Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, with a bit of a latino twist! It was written as an instrumental in 1946 and lyrics were added later in 1950 by Mitchell Parrish whose other famous lyrics include Stars Fell On Alabama, Stardust and the English version of Volare!
I hope you enjoy this piece and I wish you all a very happy Christmas Eve! If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project. For more Christmaciousness, see all of my December songs here.