The song of the day for Wednesday, August 28, 2013 is “Remind Me.”
About This Song
Today’s song was composed by Jerome Kern and featured lyrics by Dorothy Fields. “Remind Me” was written for the 1940 film One Night in the Tropics. The song is typically performed by women; recordings include those by Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, June Christy, Doris Day and Jeri Southern.
About This Version
“Remind Me” is from Tony Bennett’s 1972 album With Love, which was arranged and conducted by Robert Farnon. The album was recorded in London and produced by Jimmy Wisner. I’m a big fan of Farnon’s work with Tony Bennett, starting with the 1968 album Snowfall, which may very well be one of the best Christmas albums ever recorded, and the 1971 live recording Get Happy with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Farnon had a great feel for Bennett’s voice in his arrangements and the results were wonderful.