The song of the day for Tuesday, September 6, 2016 is “Nice Work If You Can Get It.”
About This Song
George and Ira Gershwin wrote “Nice Work If You Can Get It” (and eight others) for the 1937 film Damsel In Distress, starring Fred Astaire, who introduced the song. It has been widely recorded by artists including Astaire, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Nice Work If You Can Get It” in 1993 for his album Steppin’ Out. This album is one of my favorites for many reasons, including the fact that the album consists of songs introduced by Fred Astaire.
“Nice Work If You Can Get It,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.