Too Darn Hot

Too Darn Hot  is a song written by Cole Porter for his musical Kiss Me, Kate (1948)

Cole Porter
Cole Porter

Too Darn Hot seemed and appropriate subject for today. Formerly we almost never used our air conditioning system, preferring fresh air. Now as the temperature clips above 90 regularly we are often glad to have relief.  Cole Porter’s tune is a little musical relief. Here’s two versions:

Ella Fitzgerald recorded the song for her 1956 album “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook”.

In the stage version of Kiss Me Kate, it is sung at the start of Act 2

In this version you can hear a full orchestral arrangement.