The song of the day for Wednesday, April 19, 2017 is “You Don’t Know What Love Is.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” was written in 1941 by Gene de Paul (music) and Don Raye (lyrics). It was written for a 1941 Abbott and Costello film called Keep ‘Em Flying, but was cut from the film before it opened. The song was finally used in a B picture named Behind the Eight Ball. “You Don’t Know What Love Is” gradually became a jazz standard, as evidenced by the Miles Davis recording from 1954. Other significant jazz recordings included those by Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Anita O’Day, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone and Cassandra Wilson.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “You Don’t Know What Love Is” in September 1976 for their second album Tony Bennett and Bill Evans Together Again, which was released in 1977.
“You Don’t Know What Love Is,” as well as Together Again, is available from iTunes.