I love a lot of the old standards as performed by Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Matt Monro etc etc. These songs sometimes crop up in adverts, movies and TV dramas because they have a timeless emotional appeal and an instant nostalgic and poignant quality. They also represent an era of music that had very well written/arranged songs that were often recorded live.
Do you have a personal favourite and if so, please can you put a link to it and preferably, say where you first heard the song e.g. a movie or TV drama?
I just watched the BBC adaptation of “Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky” and one of my favourite vintage songs from that drama is “The Clouds Will Soon Roll By”.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_AQvsPB9n8