The song of the day for Tuesday, December 13, 2016 is “Jeepers Creepers.”
About This Song
“Jeepers Creepers” was written by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer for the 1938 movie Going Places, which featured Louis Armstrong as a trumpet-playing horse trainer. It has been recorded by Bing Crosby and, of course, Louis Armstrong.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Jeepers Creepers” with Count Basie and His Orchestra in 1959 for their album Basie/Bennett. The arrangement was done by Ralph Sharon.
“Jeepers Creepers,” as well as Basie/Bennett, is available from iTunes.
We have a video today that features Jack Teagarden, Ruby Braff and Louis Armstrong playing “Jeepers Creepers,” recorded in 1958.