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Just In Time

3/15/2008 4:08:50 AM

Like a lot of other Tin Pan Alley tunes, and early jazz ballads, this one has a couple of opening verses that nobody ever sang. The reasons why 'Frank,' or 'Nat,' or 'Sarah,' or 'Ella,' or whomever (and his/her producer), chose not to sing these verses were, more often than not, to make the song as palatable to the hoi polloi as possible, and thereby hope to increase record sales and radio play. Personally, I think it's a shame that these verses were dropped to remaine largely forgotten, or unnoticed. I think it is like trying to read a book minus the preface, or prologue, or even, in some cases, the entire first few chapters! Performing these unheard and largely unknown verses is a special delight for me, for they set a familiar song in an unfamiliar, but truly original setting. I love to see the delight and surprise in an audience when I then launch into more familiar territory of a given song. This song, written by Betty Comden & Adolph Green with music by Ju

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