The song of the day for Thursday, July 19. 2018 is “East of the Sun (and West of the Moon).” About This Song Bruce Bowman wrote “East of the Sun” in 1934 while a student at Princeton University for a student musical production called Stags at Bay, produced by the Princeton Triangle Club. The song […]
Quote of the Day
Frank Sinatra did one of the most caring things that any colleague of mine in the industry has done in my entire career, and I will always be grateful to him for that alone. In the autumn of 1974, Frank knew that my mother was nearing the end of her life, and was pretty sure that she and I would be watching his televised concert from Madison Square Garden, Sinatra: The Main Event. At one point between songs, talking his way into Vernon Duke’s “Autumn in New York,” Frank ad-libbed, “Tony Bennett is my favorite guy in the whole world.” My mother’s face lit up like Times Square. I’d call it a small, loving gesture, except that, of course, it was seen and heard by millions of people. I will never forget how much Frank’s gesture meant to my mom and to me.
The song of the day for Wednesday, July 18, 2018 is “Cloudy Morning.” About This Song “Cloudy Morning” was written in 1958 by Marvin Fisher and Joseph McCarthy, Jr. This song has been recorded by some of America’s greatest female singers including Julie London, Peggy Lee and Carmen McRae. About This Version Tony Bennett released […]
The song of the day for Tuesday, July 17, 2018 is “So Long, Big Time.” About This Song “So Long, Big Time” was written in 1963 by Harold Arlen and Dory Langdon Previn. One of Arlen’s later songs, “So Long, Big Time” is about the “player” who’s run out of luck and is giving up […]
The song of the day for Monday, July 15, 2018 is “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.” About This Song “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” was written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields for the 1928 revue Blackbirds of 1928, produced by Lew Leslie. The song was the first big hit for […]