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Unforgettablewritten by Irving Gordon.(February 14, 1915 – December 1, 1996)The song's original working title was Uncomparable. The music publishing company asked Gordon to change it to Unforgettable. The song was published in 1951.Irving Gordon was born in Brooklyn, New York and later lived on Coney Island. He was named Israel Goldener but later changed his name to Irving Gordon. As a child, he studied violin, In high school he wrote a symphony piece but his teacher laughed at it. He wanted to study at Juilliard but Jews were not admitted then, After attending public schools in New York City, went to work in the Catskill Mountains at some of the resort hotels in the area. While working there, he took to writing parody lyrics to some of the popular songs of the day. In the 1930s, he took a job with the music publishing firm headed by talent agent Irving Mills, at first writing only lyrics but subsequently writing music as well.After Gordon was introduced to Duke Ellington in 1937, Ellington sometimes invited him to put words to his compositions.
Many since Nat King Cole's 1951 recording have sung this "unforgettable" song.
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Perfect harmony Jay. l like this song....outstanding sing on this...am liking this a bunch. You have a perfect announcing voice. Merry Christmas!!!!~~Michael~~
Just like your voice Jay....unforgettable!!!! I love the vintage sound of your recordings~~~~~~~ Beautiful...and oh so relaxing
some very pretty whistling also...love everything about this!
I loved your speaking voice and your singing voice makes be say WOW too... lol
You are one very talented man.....
This is such an exceptional sing..... Oh wow, and you can whistle.
Definitely a standing ovation performance and now I'm off to hit your Love It button... I'm lucky #3
New year means more SONGS to sing!!! ********have fun!!**hugs, CC Joanie
JAY hi there
oh yes a top fav of most folks by now!!
Nice and smooth /warm vocals here!
(didnt' realize it was called ....a different name years ago first)
Enjoyed this one a lot . a Winner!! ******CC
Very distinctive speaking and singing voice and the whistling aced it all!!!!
Woooohooo!!!! *A*M*A*Z*I*N*G* performance!!!!
And thanks for the mini info gives more meaning to the song Truly enjoyed my listen
Have A Happy Day! Inside the walls of SingSnap, is like being wrapped in a cocoon of kindness! xoxo
This is such a warm and wonderful classic which is appreciated and remembered by millions......
Hi Jay, good morning to you my sweet friend...I hope this day finds you well!....: )
Such a smooth delivery with real feeling behind it!! I sure loved my listen...that was quite dreamy!!! God Bless!! Hugss, Jan
I sure enjoyed my visit, Jay, and your whistling was a nice touch as well!!.....
Have a relaxing rest of your day...bye for now : )'
OH WOW....I DID NOT KNOW THE HISTORY OF THIS SONG! I ALWAYS LOVE HOW YOU PUT THAT IN YOUR SONGS! LOVE THIS! MAKES IT EVEN MORE SPECIAL! LOVE IT BY YOU! HUGS!
good morning Jay .....love this song!
you sure sound good in the morning!
NICE whistling! ....such a sweet relaxing song.... I am luvin it!
AWESOME job on this song....I really enjoyed that! Hope you have a super day!
i`m here and listen.... this song is unforgettable
sounding great, jay, i really enjoyed my listen.... absolutely beautiful hugs from sigrid
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