You'd Be So Easy to Love

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"(You'd Be So) Easy to Love" is a popular song written by Cole Porter for William Gaxton to sing in the 1934 Broadway show Anything Goes. However Gaxton was unhappy about its wide vocal range and it was cut from the musical.[1] Porter re-wrote it for the 1936 film Born to Dance, where it was introduced by Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, and Frances Langford under its alternate title, "Easy to Love". The song was only later added to the 1987 and 2011 revivals of Anything Goes under the complete title "You’d Be So Easy to Love".[2]

Early hit versions were by Shep Fields, Frances Langford and Ray Noble.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gioia, Ted (201). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 96. ISBN 0199937397. 
  2. ^ Lincoln Center Theater, Anything Goes, New Broadway Cast Recording (1987).
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 495. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
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  8. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  9. ^ Al Hirt, Trumpet and Strings Retrieved April 8, 2013.
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