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Sammy Fain/Paul Francis Webster: Christine

This week I’ll be sharing a new song each day that features NYFOS artists making music in their homes. 

What’s in a name?

From their Chicago apartment Hugh Russell and Craig Terry have been entertaining us and keeping us sane on a daily basis. From their vast selection of quarantine serenades, I chose this one, because the gesture is the most personal and particular. There is a story and a specific reason why this song was selected – another hallmark of NYFOS programming. Craig and Hugh introduce the song.

“Christine” from the musical Christine
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster (1907-1984)
Music by Sammy Fain (1902-1989)


Bonus: I listened to a lot of jazz all through high school and still feel the need to listen regularly. I still have a Fats Waller cassette that starts with this rag. I hadn’t heard this song in years, thank you for bringing it back to me…and your neighbors.

“Handful of Keys” by Fats Waller (1904-1943)


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