5 Songs for Surviving a Blizzard

Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne in July 1945, during a heat wave, no less:

1. Frank Sinatra – “Let It Snow”


Next: A call-and-response duet, in which the male singer tries to convince the female to stay at home for a romantic evening, because the weather is so fierce……

2. Ray Charles and Betty Carter – “Baby It’s Cold Outside”


Next: What with two (plus) feet on the white stuff en route, oh yes, we will all assuredly be “blue”…..

3. Muddy Waters – “Cold Weather Blues”


Next: The 1933 song was featured in the 1943 movie of the same name….

4. Etta James – “Stormy Weather”


Next: From a master of cool jazz for a cold day…….

5.  Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond – “Wintersong”