VARIOUS ARTISTS / “My Funny Valentine Mixtape”

This song has massive staying power. Not only does love never go out of style but in western culture there is also a holiday set aside to celebrate “valentines.” So this week we present a major collection of widely varied interpretations of “My Funny Valentine.”

I guarantee that there are at least one or two—and probably more—tracks that you will just… well, that you will just “love.” The initial cut was twice this long and I just kept cutting down the selections until I had a playlist I thought was both delightful and surprising.

We’ve done a “My Funny Valentine” review before but never this extensive. So, enjoy these 17 versions of “My Funny Valentine.”
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01 “My Funny Valentine / E Taku Tauro” - Whirimako Black Sings
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02 Straight Ahead - Gonzalo Rubalcaba
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03 What's New - Nancy Wilson & The Great Jazz Trio
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04 Hank Jones With The Meridian String Quart
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05 You Got What it Takes - Kevin Mahogany
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06 The Tender Storm - Eddie Harris
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07 Music For Lovers - Dianne Reeves
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08 Emergence - Roy Hargrove Big Band
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09 Taking It To Hart - Ian Shaw
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10 The Long Journey (Ft. Hein Van De Geyn) - Jean-Michel Pilc
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11 In the City of Lights - Sarah Vaughan
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12 Up for It: Live in Juan-Les-Pins - Keith Jarrett
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13 First Instrument - Rachelle Ferrell
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14 The Complete Concert 1964 My Funny Valentine - Miles Davis
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15 I Feel Like Some Jazz Today - Eve Cornelious & the Chip Crawford Trio
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16 Billy Harper Quintet - Leipzig, Germany (not available commercially)
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17 Burning Down the House (DVD) - Etta James and the Roots Band

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2 Responses to “VARIOUS ARTISTS / “My Funny Valentine Mixtape””

lebo Says:
February 8th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Thanks! I think my fave will always be Rachelle’s rendition. The First Instrument version is great; as is her live Montreux version (except for the ending).

Eugene Says:
February 11th, 2010 at 5:46 am

I’ve just come across your website and about to head off to work listening to the rest of “My Funny Valentine” mixtape.
Great stuff…some fantastic versions here of which I was totally unaware. Thank you for adding to my musical “education”.

Respect & regards,


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