The Song of the Day for October 9, 2012 is Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me).
About Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
From the 1964 musical The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd, Who Can I Turn To was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. It was first recorded by Shirley Bassey, but the recording wasn’t popular. Tony Bennett then recorded the song and that version became a hit and helped to transfer the musical from London to Broadway.
About This Version
We feature Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) as we prepare for Viva Duets, as Mr. Bennett is singing this song with Gloria Estefan.
Mr. Bennett recorded the song for his 1964 album, Who Can I Turn To. The song was arranged and conducted by George Siravo and the album produced by Ernie Alstchuler, featuring the Ralph Sharon Trio [with Billy Exiner (d) and Hal Gaylord(b)] along with an orchestra.
Mr. Bennett also recorded the song with Bill Evans for Together Again and as duet with Queen Latifah on Duets II.
Today’s version is the original, as compiled on Fifty Years – The Artistry of Tony Bennett.