The song of the day for Sunday, October 2, 2016 is “This Is All I Ask.”
About This Song
Gordon Jenkins wrote “This Is All I Ask” in 1958. Jenkins was a prolific composer, arranger and conductor from the 1930s through the 1960s. He worked closely with artists including Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland. Jenkins won a Grammy Award for Sinatra’s 1965 album September of My Years, which included a recording of “This Is All I Ask.”” Jenkins is said to have considered this song his favorite of all the songs he wrote.
About This Version
Tony has recorded “This Is All I Ask” several times, including as a duet with Josh Grobin. Today, however, I chose his 1963 version, released on the album of the same name: This Is All I Ask. The arrangement is by Ralph Burns.
“This Is All I Ask,” as well as This Is All I Ask, is available from iTunes.
Today I was running errands and had Sirius/XM tuned to the Siriusly Sinatra station, a great station for hearing great singers singing great songs. I got out the pet food store and just as I turned on the radio, Tony Bennett’s “This Is All I Ask” started playing. I had such a joyful few minutes listening to him sing this song that I had to share it today. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did this morning.