Three lovely statements on the theme of timelessness. And this very evocative song — full of simple intervals and whole notes — will stick in your mind, as it has in mine. I first heard the Noone recording forty years ago, and FOREVERMORE has remained.
Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra (Noone, Joe Poston, Earl Hines, Bud Scott, Johnny Wells) June 14, 1928, Chicago:
Joe Sullivan, March 28, 1941, New York:
Ray Skjelbred, November 26, 2016, San Diego:
What we love we make eternal. Or perhaps the reverse: our fervent ability to love makes us eternal and we live after we have moved to other neighborhoods.
Thanks to the musicians above, and the friends: Milt Gabler, who made so much possible; Hal Smith, who led me to Ray Skjelbred’s music before I’d met either man; John L. Fell, who insisted that I listen closely to Sullivan; Candace Brown, who understands.
May your happiness increase!