It's De-Lovely

Audio Recording

This week Mark presents a SteynOnline audio special marking the 80th anniversary of a great Cole Porter standard introduced to the world on July 29th 1936. We'll hear "It's De-Lovely" sung by the original Broadway performer Ethel Merman, as well as by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Milton Berle - and the British pop star Lisa Stansfield puts a Nineties spin on the other great song from Porter's score. Mark also touches on the DeSoto and 7Up variations on the tune, and concludes with his and Jessica Martin's own multi-chorus live performance from The Mark Steyn Christmas Show a couple of years ago.

Click above to listen.

And for Mark's take on a very different kind of popular music, don't miss his tribute to the late Bobby Vee.

~If you've enjoyed Steyn's Song of the Week these last ten years, in print, audio or book form, you might like to know that he'll be doing a TV version of them every week as part of his new nightly extravaganza, The Mark Steyn Show. You can watch it from almost anywhere in the planet - well, anywhere with electricity - at any time of the day you like on whatever delivery system you so desire: TV set or tablet, phone or incendiary Samsung - and entirely commercial-free. Aside from our Song of the Week, many other favorite SteynOnline features will be translated to television format - including Mark at the Movies, Ave atque vale and Mark's Mailbox.

We hope you'll join us - Monday to Friday, starting in December. You can find out more about The Mark Steyn Show here. And don't miss the great Michelle Malkin's new show - available as part of the same low-rate introductory package.