Thursday, February 2, 2012


And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb
Always reminding me that we're apart

You wander down the lane and far away
Leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust of yesterday
The music of the years gone by

"Stardust" is an American popular song composed in 1927 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics added in 1929 by Mitchell Parish. Originally titled "Star Dust", Carmichael first recorded the song at the Gennett Records studio in Richmond, Indiana. The song, "a song about a song about love", played in an idiosyncratic melody in medium tempo, became an American standard, and is considered one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, with over 1,500 total recordings. 

In 1999, "Stardust" was included in the "NPR 100", a list compiled by National Public Radio of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century. 

In 2000, Swedish music reviewers voted it as "the tune of the century", with Kurt Weill's "Mack the Knife" as second.  

In 2004, Carmichael's original 1927 recording of the song was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

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Lead photo taken at Amorita's Cliffside Deck

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  1. I have always loved this song and Louis Armstrong. Great photo to accompany it

  2. Beautiful photo.
    I like the words of the song, too.

    Regards and best wishes

  3. Such a beautiful image, and I do love the song!

    Thank you so very much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful day!


  4. Stardust is such a lovely composition. Your photo is a perfect complement and tribute. :)

  5. simply gorgeous and very romantic. this is a perfect spot for honeymooners.

  6. Beautiful photo and thanks for the lesson on Stardust and the clip from Satchmo!!

  7. Wow, what a stunning capture! Looks like paradise to me!

  8. Splendid shot! Now following your blog.

    Visiting late from Saturday Sareenity, here's my ENTRY, have a great week ahead!

  9. This is one of the most beautiful sunset/sunrise I've ever seen. Just love it.

    I'm visiting from Saturday Sareenity.

  10. A very beautiful photo. It has pints of interests in each layer and a wonderful composition.

  11. fantastic shot...where did u take this from? a near by cliff or something?

    and thank you for contributing to Saturday Sareenity.