Today, Larry passed me Fran Landesman’s obit. Born in 1927, she knew Kerouac and Ginsberg, and Lenny Bruce once asked her to leave her husband and run off with him, saying: “Let’s you and me go on the road and send him a little money every month.” But my favorite part was how she took the line “April is the cruelest month,” from “The Wasteland” and turned it into the jazz standard “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most.”
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What. Great song. Was it June Christie with that fine version in the 50’s?
The version I know is by Ella Fitzgerald, Dennis, but June Christie might have done it.