My Funny Valentine

A rose for each year of life and love

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I searched my music collection and found 24 versions of the Rodgers and Hart classic gem,”My Funny Valentine” which was first featured in the Broadway musical “Babe in Arms” in 1937.

Below are the versions of “My Funny Valentine” in my music collection. Notably, on the Frank Sinatra/Lorrie Morgan duet, Frank sings “My Funny Valentine” while Lorrie sings “How Do You Keep The Music Playing.” Also, Tracy Hamlin is the featured vocalist on Pieces of a Dream’s Love’s Silohuette album. My favorite renditions? I will give you three guesses…lol!!!

Ahmad Jamal – Complete Live At The Pershing Lounge 1958
Anita Baker – Rhythm Of Love
Bill Henderson – His Complete Vee Jay Recordings – Vol. 1
Chaka Khan – Waiting To Exhale Movie Soundtrack
Chet Baker – My Funny Valentine
Cyrus Chestnut – Another Direction
Cyrus Chestnut – The Dark Before The Dawn
Dakota Staton – The Late, Late Show
Dianne Reeves – The Palo Alto Sessions 1981-1985
Ella Fitzgerald – The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books
Etta James – Time After Time
Frank Sinatra/Lorrie Morgan – Duets 2
Hank Jones – The Great Jazz Trio Autumn Leaves
Herbie Hancock – The Piano
Jamie Davis – It’s A Good Thing
McCoy Tyner – Live At Newport
Miles Davis – My Funny Valentine
Oscar Peterson – Tenderly (1958)
Pieces Of A Dream – Love’s Silhouette
Rachelle Ferrell – First Instrument
Rachelle Ferrell – Live In Montreux 91-97
Roy Hargrove Big Band – Emergence
Shirley Horn – I Remember Miles
Sarah Vaughan – Jazz After Dark (Disc 2)

Update: My music buddy TGrundy posted a tasty selection of “My Funny Valentine” versions over at his site, Rhythms In Black Satin. Check him out.

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