The song of the day for Wednesday, August 23, 2017 is “Don’t Cry Baby.” About This Song Today’s song, “Don’t Cry Baby,” was written in 1929 by James P. Johnson, Saul Bernie and Stella Unger. Johnson was a composer and pianist who, along with Jelly Roll Morton, came into prominence in the era between ragtime […]
Quote of the Day
Sing like it’s opening night.
The song of the day for Tuesday, August 22, 2017 is “I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face.” About This Song Today’s song, “I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face,” is from the very successful 1956 Broadway musical My Fair Lady (2,717 performances), which was made into a film in 1964. Both versions starred Rex Harrison as […]
The Year of Tony Bennett remembers our musical collaborator of the month, William James “Count” Basie on the anniversary of his birth on August 21, 1904. While we’ve been featuring the work he did with Tony Bennett on Basie/Bennett and In Person!, today I’d like to feature some of Basie’s biggest hits from the late […]
The song of the day for Monday, August 21, 2017 is “When The Sun Comes Out.” About This Song “When The Sun Comes Out,” written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler, is unusual in the Arlen body of work in that it was not written for either a musical or a film. It was first […]