On A Slow Boat To China (Frank Loesser)2.59
Jessica Martin & Mark Steyn, vocals
with orchestra arranged and conducted by Kevin Amos
from the album Goldfinger
Mark has always loved this song, and, when he decided he wanted to celebrate Frank Loesser's centenary, there was no doubt that this number would be high on the list. It has what he considers the all-time greatest verse in popular song, plus one of his favorite rhymes: "Out on the briny/With a moon big and shiny." For this version, from Mark's new CD Goldfinger, he's joined by Jessica Martin, and a shuffle rhythm that keeps things moving all the way to the big finish.