The song of the day for Saturday, December 29, 2012 is Danny Boy.
About Danny Boy
The lyrics for Danny Boy were written in 1913 by Frederic Weatherly, a London songwriter and lawyer. It is sung to the folk song Londonderry Air.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded Danny Boy in 1964 with an incredible set of jazz musicians: Herbie Hancock (piano), Stan Getz (tenor saxophone), Ron Carter (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums). Other songs from those sessions are also available on the Rarities, Outtakes and Other Delights, Vol. 1.
This is an extraordinary recording of this song.
Danny Boy, as well as the full Rarities, Outtakes and Other Delights, Vol. 1, is available from iTunes.