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composition date
1948
genre
Pop
songwriter(s)
eden abhez
related performer(s)
Nat King Cole

A most odd song

This most odd popular song with its homoerotic subtext was written by eden ahbez (he didn’t believe humans were deserving of capital letters). The writer gave the manuscript of the song to the stage doorman at a theatre in which Cole was performing. Taken with the odd melody and lyrics, Cole recorded the song and its release squeaked by just before the infamous recording ban.

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