norah jones

norah jones

The Nearness of You

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The Nearness of You" is a popular song, written in 1938 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Ned Washington. The song was featured in the Paramount film Romance in the Dark released in 1938. Starring John Barrymore and John Boles it was sung by the lead actress Gladys Swarthout of Metropolitan Opera fame. The song was performed by Babs4tlove on You Tube and Norah Jones on her album Come Away With Me. It was also performed by Diana Krall on a Geoff Keezer album, Turn Up the Quiet. Sheena Easton released her version from her standards album in 1993 No Strings and for the soundtrack of "Indecent Proposal" Jonathan Frakes[1] performed the song on trombone in "11001001," the 15th episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1988 while in a holographic simulation of a 1958 New Orleans bar. A well-known bootleg recording exists featuring the Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards performing a solo version, accompanying himself on piano. Richards performed the song live during the Stones' 2002-2003 Licks Tour. A performance was captured and released on the 2004 live album Live Licks. There is a very large list on Wikipedia of the recordings of this song.