Sweet Lorraine

I bought the album You’re Looking at Me (A Collection of Nat King Cole Songs by Carmen McCrae on vinyl when it came out way back in 1983, and I thought I’d share one of my favourite tracks from it on here. One of the reviews of the album that came out at the time asked why she sang Sweet Lorraine without changing any of the lyrics, presumably because it’s a love song directed at a woman and the critic thought that it didn’t work when sung by another woman. Thirty years on it’s quite possible that there’s a lady somewhere (perhaps even a lady called Carmen) looking forward to marrying her Sweet Lorraine next April when such a marriage will be legal in the United Kingdom!

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