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That Old Black Magic

Lyrics:Johnny Mercer
Music:Harold Arlen

The song was publishe 1942.

This gem of a song, “That Old Black Magic,” written
by composer Harold Arlen and lyricist Johnny Mercer
for the 1942 film Star-Spangled Rhythm was played behind
the opening credits and sung by relative unknown Johnny Johnston.
Susan Sackett in Hollywood Sings! An Inside Look at Sixty Years of
Academy Award-Nominated Songs says,
“In a routine that centered mostly around a dance number performed
by ballerina Vera Zorina (choreographed by her then-husband,
the legendary George Balanchine) Johnston introduced the song.”

The movie was a “feel good” musical intended to entertain troops.
With little plot, the movie featured Paramount Studio contract players
such as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Veronica Lake,
Paulette Goddard, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Dick Powell and more.
The film also introduced another memorable song
from the duo of composer Harold Arlen and lyricist Johnny Mercer,
“Hit the Road to Dreamland.”

Star Spangled Rhythm

That old black magic has me in its spell
That old black magic that you weave so well
Those icy fingers up and down my spine
The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine

The same old tingle that I feel inside
And then that elevator starts its ride
And down and down I go, round and round I go
Like a leaf that's caught in the tide

I should stay away but what can I do?
I hear your name and I'm aflame
Aflame with such a burning desire
That only your kiss can put out the fire

'Cause you are the lover I have waited for
The mate that fate had me created for
And every time your lips meet mine

Darling, down and down I go, round and round I go
In a spin, loving the spin that I'm in
Under that old black magic called love

Frank Sinatra(That Old Black Magic)
Frank Sinatra

Ella Fitzgerald(That Old Black Magic)
Ella Fitzgerald

Nancy LaMott(That Old Black Magic)
Nancy LaMott

Judy Garland(That Old Black Magic)
Judy Garland

Johnny Hartman(That Old Black Magic)
Johnny Hartman

Frank Sinatra

Ella Fitzgerald

Judy Garland

Johnny Hartman

Louis Prima & Keely Smith

Carmen McRae

Marilyn Monroe

"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again. "

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