The song of the day for Saturday, August 5, 2017 is “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”
About This Song
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” was composed in 1940 by Duke Ellington. Originally written as an instrumental, Ellington named the song “Never No Lament.” Bob Russell’s lyrics came in 1942 and the song’s title was changed to the current “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.” The somewhat sad lyric of the jilted lover who would just rather stay home bumps up against the very cheerful tune.
About This Version
Tony Bennett first recorded “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” in 1967 for Tony Makes It Happen! It arranged by the great Marion Evans.
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.
Our Saturday video is from a 1981 television special with Tony Bennett and Count Basie and His Orchestra singing today’s song.