I've just run the two back to back. I think its a fair bet bet that FZ
heard the Skip Farrell version and some point: the general structure of
the track is similar even though the words and arrangement differ.
One thing that does surprise me though: WTF wuz FZ thinking when he stuck
that 'come back to me, baby' bit on the end? It doesn't fit with the rest
of the song at all.
Bottom line: I've never been keen on FZ's first two albums and I wouldn't
go out of my way to listen to either of those tracks, again.
Besides, IMO anyway, the Benny Goodman Small group was streets ahead of
Skip Farrell and that orchestra as well as being 10 years earlier. I
mean, what's not to like about the Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Teddy
Wilson and Gene Krupa combo?
But thanks for posting. Listening to both songs made an interesting
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