Have often hinted on my Instagram here and there that I take a keen interest in music, but if you know me very well, you will know that I am actually more of a music buff than I typically advertise. Have long been a supporter of performing arts from a very young age, and active in the community as well, often engaging in talent shows, dance teams, choir, voice lessons and so much more. Thought it would be perfect to add a new series on the blog featuring my favorite music and songs titled, “Jazz Bar Intimacy Records“.

When describing the type of atmosphere I prefer when diving into deep conversation, I often label it as “jazz bar intimacy”, close enough to kiss a perfect stranger in a room full of people surrounded by the sounds of moody, mellow music. Passion for music stems from so many internal roots that will be revealed as time passes by, but it’s important to know that here at Soul Cal Love, we consume the beautiful things in life that feeds our thoughts and digest every bit of those things with the intention of nourishing our souls.

The Jazz Bar Intimacy Records series will feature a glimpse of particular songs from favorite genres and the history behind each song and artist. And today, we begin with one of my favorite Jazz musicians and singers, Chet Baker…

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OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE PRINCE OF JAZZ during the rise of West Coast Cool Jazz (which is my favorite type of Jazz), Chet Baker’s charm translates not only through the way he played the trumpet in an often intimate and romantic style, but also in his boyish singing voice and dashing looks. The wistful love songs he has sung in his lifetime were entirely romantic and it’s easy to hear how Baker put his heart into each word.

I came across the song, “I Fall In Love Too Easily” while perusing through Tumblr many, many years ago and without having seen his face or knowing who he was, I immediately fell in love with Baker’s seductively melancholic voice and after researching more of his work, knew he forever had a place in my heart.

Created in 1944, “I Fall in Love Too Easily” was originally introduced by Frank Sinatra in the 1945 film Anchors Aweigh. It was composed by Jule Styne and written by Sammy Cahn.

“This song was written one night in Palm Springs. When I sang the last line, Jule Styne looked over at me and said, ‘So. That’s it.’ I knew he felt we could have written on, but I felt I had said all there was to say, and if I had it to do over, I would stop right there again.”

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I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY

I fall in love too easily
I fall in love too fast
I fall in love too terribly hard
For love to ever last
My heart should be well schooled
‘Cause I’ve been fooled in the past
But still I fall in love so easily
I fall in love too fast

My heart should be well schooled
‘Cause I’ve been fooled in the past
But still I fall in love too easily
I fall in love too fast

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