I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Irving Berlin)

Dick Powell and Alice Faye, portraying stars in a new musical, introduce the song in the show called On the Avenue within the 1937 musical film of the same name.

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Alice Faye and Dick Powell each made solo recordings of the song for separate original cast recording albums c.1937. Powell recorded with Victor Young and his Orchestra, Faye with Cy Feuer and his Orchestra.

Dick Powell with Victor Young and his Orchestra —  c. 1937

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Alice Faye with Cy Feuer and his Orchestra  c. 1937

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Billie Holiday: Session #14 New York, 12 January 1937, Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Vocalion) — Jonah Jones (tp) Edgar Sampson (cl)(as) Ben Webster (ts) Teddy Wilson (p) Allan Reuss (g) John Kirby (b) Cozy Cole (d) Billie Holiday (v)

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Red Norvo & his Orchestra, vocal Mildred Bailey1937

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Les Brown and his Orchestra – instrumental, 1946

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Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his Orchestra, featuring The Starlighters, from the 1956 album Ski Trails

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Dean Martin1959

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Dinah Washington — January 1961

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Connie StevensFrom Me to You, 1962

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Judy Garland with the Count Basie Orchestra – Episode #2 of the Judy Garland Show, taped 7 July 1963

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Selected Christmas and Holiday Season Songs: ○White Christmas ○Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas ○Sleigh Ride ○The Christmas Song
○Let It Snow!, Let It Snow!, Let It Snow! ○Winter Wonderland ○Silver Bells ○Santa Claus Is Coming to Town ○Frosty the Snowman

See also these feature pages on Holiday Season songs and other winter songs, created Dec 2009 – Dec 2011:

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mike Ivers
    Jan 25, 2017 @ 08:20:29

    Just amazing how many terrific versions of “I’ve Got My Love” were recorded. The Holiday and Bailey recordings are jazz classics as are a number of others. What is most disappointing was the movie, “On The Avenue”. A real dog. A case of the song being a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Thanks Doc for a long deserved salute to some really fine recordings.

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    • doc
      Jan 25, 2017 @ 15:32:30

      Hi Mike,

      How are you buddy? SecondHandSongs has over 100 versions, vocal and instrumental, included in their page on the song. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen the film “On the Avenue,” but thanks for the tip. Nice to hear from you, Mike.

      Regards,
      doc

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    • doc
      Jan 25, 2017 @ 16:09:17

      George Gershwin and Cole Porter not only considered Irving Berlin the songwriting master of their time, but each were quoted calling Berlin the greatest songwriter ever. Gershwin referred to Berlin as “America’s Franz Schubert.” Jerome Kern said, “Irving Berlin IS American music.”

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