Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers : I’ll Never Smile Again [reblog]

from Oannes * extending the tribute to our Anniversary of the “No” with music from the 40’s

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Today we celebrate the Anniversary of the “No”, in Greece, commemorating the rejection by Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on 28 October 1940, the Hellenic counterattack against the invading Italian forces at the mountains of Pindus during the Greco-Italian War, and the Greek Resistance during the Axis occupation.

This ultimatum, which was presented to Metaxas by the Italian ambassador to Greece, Emanuele Grazzi, shortly after 03:00 am on 28 October 1940, demanded Greece allow Axis forces to enter Greek territory and occupy certain unspecified “strategic locations” or otherwise face war. It was allegedly answered with a single laconic word: όχι (No!). However, his actual reply was, “Alors, c’est la guerre!” (Then it is war!).

Μια ακόμα ιστορική ηχογράφηση από το 1940 είναι η πρώτη “επιτυχία” του Frank Sinatra – με το φωνητικό γκρουπ των Pied Pipers και την ορχήστρα τoυ Tommy Dorsey.
Ένα τραγούδι της Καναδής συνθέτριας Ruth Lowe.

Another historic recording from the year of 1940 is this one : the first Frank Sinatra’s hit – with the vocal group of The Pied Pipers and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
A song written by the Canadian composer Ruth Lowe.


❝ I’ ll never smile again
Until I smile at you
I’ll never laugh again
What good would it do?
For tears would fill my eyes
My heart would realize
That our romance is through
I’ll never love again
I’m so in love with you
I’ll never thrill again
To somebody new
Within my heart
I know I will never start
To smile again
Until I smile at you
Within my heart
I know I will never start
To smile again
Until I smile at you


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!