In 1987 my son, Mark, was in the movie, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME. He was playing in the studio orchestra and the cameras focused on the Saxophone players exactly 1 hour and 45 minutes into the movie. I know, because I timed it. Mark was the Sax player nearest the camera.
Gail gave me the tape of the movie. Now I guess I will have to buy the Blue Ray version (if there is one) to keep current. While there isn't a video of that scene selection, you can still buy the movie on Amazon. So here is the first song that means a lot to me as sung by Ella Fitzgerald.
Then I really went down memory lane and listened to every recording on You Tube of That's My Desire. It was 'our song' and when my husband was very ill I sang it to him. I shouldn't have tortured the poor man, he was suffering enough, but I wanted to let him know in the only way that I could just how much our life together meant to me.
I selected the following recording even though it wasn't my favorite, because I met Jim Reeves and he was my husband's favorite vocalist. I don't cry easily, but, to my surprise, tears came unbidden as I listened to this recording.
How I Met Jim Reeves
My husband owned a radio station and the station sponsored 'hops' for the kids. They brought in guest artists and the night that Jim Reeves was the starred performer I wanted to attend. Wayne gave in to my pleading and so I heard Jim in person. I am not a country fan, but he had a beautiful mellow baritone voice. I requested two songs, That's My Desire and Danny Boy and Jim graciously granted my wish. I have never heard a more beautiful rendition of Danny Boy.
I did not know until I visited You Tube that Jim had recorded That's My Desire. I was a bit unnerved by that.
Like Buddy Holly, Jim was killed in a plane crash nearly two years later at the age of 40.