Sunday, May 5, 2013
Love Letters - Ketty Lester
Here's a very nice, sort of sexy and haunting song I've always liked. It was written way back in 1945 by Victor Young and Edward Heyman. Since then it's been recorded by a couple dozen artists, including its most recent incarnation by Dex Romweber and Cat Power. I really like the Dex Romweber version, but I'm linking to the version I love, which is also probably best known, by Ketty Lester. Ketty Lester had a hit with "Love Letters" in 1962, kind of an important year for me. I also think it's a great performance by Ketty Lester. It's one of those songs I think of as "midnight song" that's best heard in the dark, alone.