September Song(s)

Ah, the wished-for Autumn weather, and with it the forgotten hidden melancholy. As always when the days begin to ‘dwindle down’, I am reminded of the beautiful ‘September Song’ by Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson.

In keeping with the soul vibe of this blog, James Brown did a truly excellent version of it on his 1970 Soul On Top album.

In September 2007, WFMU’s Ken Freedman posted this awesome blog post with 38 versions of the tune. Which introduced me to Django Reinhardt’s wonderful version.

The first I ever heard was Ian McCulloch’s lovely 1984 single.

But my favourite version is Lotte Lenya’s.

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