The song of the day for Friday, August 4, 2017 is “With Plenty of Money and You.”
About This Song
“With Plenty of Money and You” was written for the Gold Diggers of 1937, starring Dick Powell and Joan Blondell and choreographed by Busby Berkeley. Interestingly, the score for the film was to have been written by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, but Berkeley didn’t like what they had written and brought in Warren and Dubin for this song and several other songs. Some Arlen and Harburg songs were used in the film as well.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “With Plenty of Money and You” in 1959 with Count Basie and His Orchestra for the album Basie/Bennett. The recording was arranged by Ralph Sharon.
“With Plenty of Money and You,” as well as Basie/Bennett, is available from iTunes.