A Crushingly Good Fantastic Foursome   Leave a comment

When rocker Linda Ronstadt got together with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle in 1983, the result was a triple-platinum album that not only turned her career in a different direction, but also brought the music of the past to the attention of a new generation.

The first album of what would be a series for her, What’s New was filled with tried and true jazz standards. One of the best was “I’ve Got A Crush On You,” a song written by George and Ira Gershwin back in the 1920s and featured in a couple of Broadway shows. It would later be recorded by a number of singers through the years, and you can watch Ronstadt singing it in the video below. Below that you will find four other versions, and a place where you can vote for your favorite.

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Ella FitzgeraldFrank SinatraLee WileyRod Stewart (w/ Diana Ross)

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