Video of the Day – Shamus Dark – Angel Eyes

From Shamus Dark: When talking about songs from the Great American Songbook, I’d say that Angel Eyes is right up there with the best and one of my fave songs of all time. It was written in 1946, with music by the great Matt Dennis, lyrics by Earl Brent and was featured in the 1953 Hollywood movie ‘Jennifer’, starring Ida Lupino and Howard Duff. The song has become a jazz standard over the years with many interpretations by famous artists; K D Lang, Chet Baker, Sting, Pat Metheny, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Neil Sedaka, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Brubeck,Oscar Peterson and Duke Ellington to name just a few. Ella Fitzgerald, who recorded “Angel Eyes” at least four times, named it her favorite song. This video is a re-upload, now featuring a new music introduction by Pete Millward, who is also Producer. Guitar is by Eugene Pao.

Video of the Day: Atmosphere

Cover of a classic Joy Division song, written by Ian Curtis. Taken from the acclaimed album Songs For Suicidal Lovers. Buy the CD at http://cdbaby.com/cd/shamusdark

One of the cool musicians Dr. J met last year in London was Shamus Dark!  His noir take on the Joy Division classic is a must listen.