Cole Porter
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1891-06-09
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Cole Porter Biography (Wikipedia)

Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage. Unlike many successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote the lyrics, as well as the music, for his songs.

After a serious horseback riding accident in 1937, Porter was left disabled and in constant pain, but he continued to work. His shows of the early 1940s did not contain the lasting hits of his best work of the 1920s and '30s, but in 1948 he made a triumphant comeback with his most successful musical, Kiss Me, Kate. It won the first Tony Award for Best Musical.

Porter's other musicals include Fifty Million Frenchmen, DuBarry Was a Lady, Anything Goes, Can-Can and Silk Stockings. His numerous hit songs include "Night and Day", "Begin the Beguine", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "Well, Did You Evah!", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and "You're the Top". He also composed scores for films from the 1930s to the 1950s, including Born to Dance (1936), which featured the song "You'd Be So Easy to Love"; Rosalie (1937), which featured "In the Still of the Night"; High Society (1956), which included "True Love"; and Les Girls (1957).

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Begin the Beguine
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Begin the Beguine
Jamie Cullum
I Get A Kick Out Of You
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I Get A Kick Out Of You
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Love for Sale
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Love for Sale
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Another Openin', Another Show from Kiss Me, Kate
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Another Openin', Another Show from Kiss Me, Kate
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Always true to you in my fashion
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Always true to you in my fashion
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Night and Day
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Night and Day
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THE PHYSICIAN
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THE PHYSICIAN
Ella Fitzgerald
Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
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Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
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I Get A Kick Out of You (arr. Geoff Gascoyne)
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I Get A Kick Out of You (arr. Geoff Gascoyne)
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Day and Night
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Day and Night
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Don't Fence Me In
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Don't Fence Me In
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True Love from High Society
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True Love from High Society
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You're Sensational
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You're Sensational
Scott Flanigan, Julien Colarossi, Damian Evans, Ed Dunlop, Ulster Orchestra, Stephen Bell, Cole Porter & Paul Campbell
Night and Day
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Night and Day
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"Brush up your Shakespeare", from Kiss Me, Kate
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"Brush up your Shakespeare", from Kiss Me, Kate
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You'd be so nice to come home to
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You'd be so nice to come home to
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Anything Goes: You're The Top
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Anything Goes: You're The Top
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