sung by Ella Fitzgerald, fabled Jazz Singer, who died on June 15, 1998, at the age of 79, following many years of declining health due to heart and respiratory problems and complications from diabetes. Her last recording was made in 1991 and her last public performance was in 1993. A legend, she won many awards, including 13 Grammies.
The song itself -and what a song it is!- is from 1948, and the Ella Fitzgerald version is from 1960.
Also notable are versions by Sarah Vaughan from 1949:
Peggy Lee from 1953:
Bobby Darin (like Ella Fitzgerald in 1960):
Julie London, again from 1960:
Rosemary Clooney recorded it in 1964, Petula Clark did it in 1968, and the Pointer Sisters covered it in 1974. K.D. Lang has a version from 1988. Sinead O'Connor's cover is from 1992. Marianne Faithfull's cover from 2008 is interesting, but I prefer the earlier versions from 1960 and before.
Hat tip to Rita for pointing me to the 2003 Maria Muldaur version.
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