Photo: n/aInstantly putting timeless whistle-and-croon to an old vaudeville standard by composer George A. Whiting, masterful swoonster Gene Austin cut his spin on  “My Blue Heaven” on this day in 1927. You can actually hear the cocktail shaker stop for this one, its serene American dream of a much simpler time going on to sell upwards of five million copies. Pretty crazy, pre-depression. But then again, that’s what’s so beautiful about it, as well as why everyone from Frank Sinatra to The Smashing Pumpkins has covered it since:

Nightshades falling, lovers calling
What makes the World go round
Nothing but love