Porter on My Mind
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR585     Release Date: 2007-02-01
Francis Thorne, piano and vocals; Jack Six, bass

The secret of those seemingly effortless songs was a prodigious and unending industry.
—Moss Hart

Even though he could well afford a life of fun and games, Cole Porter chose to work hard and play hard. Born into wealth, the darling of international society, he took his career as composer-lyricist with utmost seriousness. As the only child of a strong-willed mother and a rather ineffectual druggist father, his inherited fortune came from his maternal grandfather, who had pronounced that his favored grandson would be a lawyer. Reluctantly, he was brought around to accept the fact of Porter’s natural talent and genius. Peru, Indiana’s most famous son clearly outshone his patriarch well before the latter’s death...

Cole Porter’s enormous success is interesting when one considers the highly urbane and witty sophistication of his lyrics, and his music as well. Perhaps just as the general pub- lic subscribed to The New Yorker, they experienced the good life vicariously through Porter’s best work. With the recent renaissance of cabaret, they experience it to this very day.

Francis Thorne played jazz piano at Manhattan’s Hickory House in the mid-1950s as a protégé of Duke Ellington. He also had extended engagements at Julius Monk’s Upstairs at the Downstairs, Goldie’s New York and at Ruby’s Café in Florence, Italy. After two years of private study with David Diamond, Thorne has devoted his primary energies to writing concert music. In addition to singing and playing the piano, Mr. Thorne made the arrangements for the performances on the recording.



This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

Francis Thorne & Jack Six

Porter on My Mind

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Track Listing

At Long Last Love
Cole Porter
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I've Got You On My Mind
Cole Porter
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Dream Dancing
Cole Porter
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What Is This Thing Called Love?
Cole Porter
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Make It Another Old-Fashioned, Please
Cole Porter
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Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye
Cole Porter
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Just One of Those Things
Cole Porter
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You're Sensational
Cole Porter
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Why Shouldn't I?
Cole Porter
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You Do Something To Me
Cole Porter
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Please Don't Monkey With Broadway
Cole Porter
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How Could We Be Wrong?
Cole Porter
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All of You
Cole Porter
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I Happen to Like New York
Cole Porter
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Picture of Me Without You
Cole Porter
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Easy to Love
Cole Porter
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Down in The Depths
Cole Porter
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Night and Day
Cole Porter
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I Get a Kick Out of You
Cole Porter
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