"What Is This Thing Called Love?" James P. Johnson (1930)

This Scarab brooch was owned by Linda Porter, whose husband Cole Porter was a prolific composer from New York City. During the 1920s, Porter’s uncommon talents as both composer and writer set him...

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This Scarab brooch was owned by Linda Porter, whose husband Cole Porter was a prolific composer from New York City. During the 1920s, Porter’s uncommon talents as both composer and writer set him apart from the rest—duos working in teams of musician-lyricist. “What Is This Thing Called Love?” was written in 1929 by Porter, and this recording of the work by James P. Johnson is spectacular. Text by James Saltzman, Faculty, Manhattan School of Music

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