As part of Johnny Mercer Week at the Year of Tony Bennett, the song of the day for Wednesday, November 21, 2012 is One For My Baby.
About One For My Baby
This song is one the great songs from the American Songbook, written by two of the greats: Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer. It was written for the 1943 film musical The Sky’s The Limit and was introduced by Fred Astaire. The song is associated with Frank Sinatra, who first recorded it in 1947.
About This Version
Today’s version is from Tony Bennett’s 1992 Perfectly Frank album, arranged and conducted by Robert Farnon. He also performed the song in his legendary 1962 Carnegie Hall concert.