The song of the day for Friday, August 30, 2013 is “Dream Dancing.”
About This Song
“Dream Dancing” was written by Cole Porter for the 1941 movie You’ll Never Get Rich, where it was used as an instrumental. Fred Astaire, who appeared in the film, recorded the song (with lyrics) with the Delta Rhythm Boys that same year. Other recordings include those by Ella Fitzgerald, Zoot Sims and Mel Tormé with George Shearing.
About This Version
Today’s song is from the second album that Tony Bennett made with Bill Evans: the 1977 Together Again. Though some critics consider “Dream Dancing” to be a ballad, this version is rather upbeat with a slightly faster tempo than most ballads. It’s a great recording; listen to Tony and Bill at the very end of the song — they seemed to enjoy the take very much.