The Five Corners Quintet – This Could Be the Start of Something (feat. Mark Murphy)

Hace ya varios años que sigo a The Five Corners Quintet pero hoy he recordado esta canción, una versión de este clásico en la voz del crooner Mark Murphy. El autor original de la canción es Steve Allen, conocido por la mayoría como un comediante por su trabajo en los programas “The Tonight Show” y “The Steve Allen Show”. Pero también fue un compositor y letrista tremendamente prolífico y apasionado que ha escrito miles de canciones, desde el dixieland al jazz o el blues. En su libro “Steve Allen’s Songs: 100 lyrics with commentary” ha seleccionado y comentado cien de sus canciones favoritas entre las que se encuentra “This Could Be the Start of Something”:

It is a good question whether I can properly take credit for this number at all, given that it ocurred to me in a dream. I had been assigned, by producer Joe Cates, to write the score for a musical, The Bachelor, which was presented on NBC-TV in 1956. Obviously, once the creative portions of my brain had accepted the assignment, they got to work and continued to function whether I was awake or asleep.

The first seven or eight lines of the lyric were part of the dream as was the main melody line. Thank goodness I was able to recall that much when I awakened, at which point I made a few handwritten notes. The bridge or alternative melody was created a day or so later. Over one hundred artists, in various parts of the wold, have recorded the song during the last four decades.

De este mismo libro he extraído la letra original de la canción, que no es exactamente igual a la que canta Mark Murphy.

Autor: Abraham

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