It’s reassuring to think that romantic songs nearly ninety years old still have the power to move us. I know nothing about the composers of the 1931 LITTLE GIRL, Madeline Hyde and Francis Henry, aside from their credits on this Deco cover, but the song has an irresistible three-note hook that, as they say, hooks the listener.
Proof? Here’s a sweetly swinging performance of that song from a memorable Thursday-night session at Cafe Bohemia, 15 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village, New York, at the very end of 2019 (December 26) by Eddy Davis, banjo; Conal Fowkes, string bass and endearing vocal; Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Evan Arntzen, clarinet.
That was the last time I saw and heard Eddy, who was in wonderful form on and off the bandstand, making this video both sad and joyous.
Moments like this . . . .
May your happiness increase!