The song of the day for Tuesday, August 21, 2018, is “Poor Little Rich Girl.” About This Song “Poor Little Rich Girl” was written in 1925 by Noël Coward for the 1925 revue On With the Dance. It is one of his most popular songs. About This Version Tony Bennett recorded “Poor Little Rich Girl” […]
Quote of the Day
I think Bill Basie was the greatest bandleader in American music. A bandleader is a different cat than a symphony conductor. A bandleader has to take a group of musicians who are soloists, by experience and temperament, and turn them into a band with one beating, swinging heart, while giving each of the players a featured turn.
The song of the day for Monday, August 20, 2018, is ” I Cover the Waterfront.” About This Song “I Cover the Waterfront” was written in 1933 by Johnny Green and Edward Heyman, who also wrote “Body and Soul.” The song was inspired by the 1932 novel of the same name by Max Miller, which […]
The song of the day for Sunday, August 19, 2018, is “Can’t Get Out Of This Mood.” About This Song “Can’t Get Out of This Mood” was written by Jimmy McHugh, with lyrics by Frank Loesser, for the 1942 wartime musical, Seven Day’s Leave. This torch song was introduced in the movie by Ginny Simms, […]
The song of the day for Saturday, August 18, 2018, the final day of Bill Evans Week, is “Maybe September.” About This Song “Maybe September” was written in 1965 by Percy Faith, with lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. The song was written for the only movie that Tony Bennett acted in (so far), […]