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Irving Aaronson - Lets Misbehave - 1928 Cole Porter Collection Version

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Published on May 2, 2011

3-1-1928 - Victor LPV-523
(from "Paris") Vocal Refrain by Phil Saxe and Chorus
Songs Of Cole Porter. Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 -- October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Peru, Indiana.
Cole Porter grave site - Mt. Hope Cemetery Peru, Indiana.
He lived at swell-egant addresses in Manhattan, Beverly Hills, and the Berkshires, but the ultra-sophisticated Cole Porter (1891-1964) chose to be buried in his hometown of Peru, Indiana, with an unassuming marker. Porter was the son of a local druggist, and at age 8 was enrolled at the nearby Marion Conservatory of Music. There the boy first studied violin and piano and performed at recitals dressed like Little Lord Fauntleroy in a velvet suit with lace cuffs. Though one of his biographers claims young Porter was "no prodigy," he played with a vigor and zest that stole the show. At 10, he composed his first song, "Song of the Birds."
"Let's Misbehave" is a famous song written by Cole Porter in 1927, originally intended for the female lead of his first major production, Paris. Although it was discarded before the Broadway opening in favor of Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love, the star of the Broadway production, Irene Bordoni, did a phonograph recording of it which was labelled as from the production of Paris. It was included perhaps most famously in the 1962 revival of Anything Goes.

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