I stumbled upon something in yesterday's ramble that I'd like to pursue today--almost the inverse operation of our discussion. Do these Cole Porter compositions from the 1930's and '40's sound remotely contemporary to today's ears with the sense of timelessness that we've been discussing? And if so, do they in a manner that doesn't approach kitsch in the way The Stray Cats or Big Bad Voodoo Daddy do, for example? Is there a post punk or new wave sensibility at work here whatsoever? Or, dare I even say it - goth? Hm.
Fred Astaire - I Concentrate On You (Mp3)
Billie Holiday - Easy To Love (Mp3)
Blossom Dearie - Always True To You In My Fashion (Mp3)
Dinah Washington - I Get A Kick Out Of You (Mp3)
Billy Ekstine - In The Still Of The Night (Mp3)