Friday, January 22, 2010

Come Rain or Come Shine

This beautiful standard was stuck in my head on the ride in to work and I decided it was appropriate, that it serves as an homage to my

I'm gonna love you, like nobody's loved you
Come rain or come shine
High as a mountain, deep as a river
Come rain or come shine
I guess when you met me
It was just one of those things
But don't you ever bet me
'Cause I'm gonna be true if you let me
You're gonna love me, like nobody's loved me
Come rain or come shine
We'll be happy together, unhappy together
Now won't that be just fine
The days may be cloudy or sunny
We're in or out of the money
But I'm with you always
I'm with you rain or shine

It shouldn't surprise me that it was stuck in my head since I've been ob
sessed with it lately, playing many versions over and over, transcribing Grant Green's solo on the great Stanley Turrentine album Up at Minton's, and generally driving my wife bonkers with it.  

A few favorite versions are 
1) Art Blakey - Moanin'....Lee Morgan just kills me, actually makes me laugh out loud. 

3) Frank Sinatra


  1. all great...I would also add the version by Bill Evans on the Portrait in Jazz album.

  2. Damn, I can't believe I forgot that!!! That was one of the many I was noodling along with. yes, great, great version, like most anything by the Bill Evans trio. thx!

  3. also Dinah Jams! with Dinah Washington, but you might think she ruins it by having a vocalist sing the lyrics