I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

Album: On The Avenue (1937)
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  • This is yet another widely recorded standard from the pen of Irving Berlin. One of the numbers from the 1937 film musical On The Avenue, to which Berlin contributed the lion's share of the music. It was performed by both Dick Powell and Alice Faye in the film, individually and together.

    "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" has been used in many films since, including Hooray For Hollywood in 1959 in which it was sung by Doris Day. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • Bette Midler included this on her 2006 Christmas album, Cool Yule.
  • Les Brown revived this in 1949 with a hit instrumental version that topped the pop chart. Brown's version was used in the 2005 crime comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, starring Robert Downey Jr.
  • It's not really about Christmas, but there's plenty of winter imagery in this frosty tune, what with the snow snowing and the wind blowing, making it a holiday classic with covers from Billie Holiday, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland, and Rod Stewart.
  • Alan Alda sang this on Season 1 of M*A*S*H in the episode "The Longjohn Flap."
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