128 Years of Cole Porter

Today marks the 128th anniversary of the birth of the legendary Cole Porter. The Peru, Indiana, native was a remarkably talented songwriter—one of the true greats—even if he didn’t resemble Cary Grant even a little bit.

To celebrate the occasion, we are featuring Porter’s songs, as performed by a wide variety of artists, over the next 24 hours. Why not tune in right now?

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Happy birthday, Mr. Porter!

Today marks 122 years since the great Cole Porter was born in Peru, Indiana. Would that he were still with us, composing classic songs.

We’re marking the occasion by sharing our two favorite recordings of his songs: Jeri Southern‘s sublime rendition of “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” and Artie Shaw‘s seminal recording of “Begin the Beguine” (perhaps our favorite big band recording of all time).