The song of the day for Saturday, November 25, 2017 is “Because of You.” About This Song “Because of You” was written in 1940 by Arthur Hammerstein (Oscar’s uncle) and Dudley Wilkinson. About This Version Tony Bennett and k.d. lang recorded “Because of You” in 2006 for Duets: An American Classic. It’s a really lovely […]
Quote of the Day
By the spring of 1951, I was told that if I didn’t get a hit soon I’d be dropped from the label. I went into Percy’s (Percy Faith) office and he said, “In this next session you really have to deliver. We have only three songs ready, so we need another song.” I remember that he looked through a bunch of sheet music on his desk, grabbed a song, and said, “Well, let’s do this but one.” That song was “Because of You.” I was doing a lot of dramatic singing on my early records like “Sing You Sinners” and “Boulevard,” but Percy said to me, “Just relax. Use your natural voice and sing the song.” I took his advice.
The song of the day for Friday, November 24, 2017 is “.” About This Song “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” was written in 1960 by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with the English lyrics by Gene Lees added later. Known in the original Portuguese as “Corcovado,” this is one the great early bossa nova songs. The song […]
The song of the day for Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017 is “I’ve Come Home Again.” About This Song This song was written in 1989 by New York cabaret artist Charles DeForest for Tony Bennett to record for Astoria: Portrait of the Artist. DeForest got his professional start as a singer for the Benny Goodman […]
The song of the day for Wednesday, November 22, 2017 is “I Got Lost In Her Arms.” About This Song “I Got Lost In Her Arms” was written by Irving Berlin for the wonderful 1946 Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun, which starred Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton. The song’s actual title is “I Got […]