The song of the day for Wednesday, October 19, 2016 is “Day In, Day Out.”
About This Song
“Day In, Day Out” was written in 1939 by Rube Bloom and Johnny Mercer. It has been a favorite of vocalists since it was written. The tune itself is also rather unusual at 56 measures long. In American Popular Song, Alec Wilder notes that “the melodic line soared and moved across the page like a lovely brush stroke. And it had, remarkable for any pop song, passion.” It has been recorded by many of the finest vocalists, including Ella Fitzgerald, Nat “King” Cole, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé and Margaret Whiting.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Day In, Day Out” in 1992 for the album Perfectly Frank. The arrangement is by Ralph Sharon.
“Day In, Day Out,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.
After a good long rest from the keyboard, my arm with the pinched nerve is much improved. It’s great to be back.