The song of the day for Saturday, January 20, 2018 is “Who Can I Turn To.”
About This Song
“Who Can I Turn To” was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley for the 1964 British musical The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd. Producer David Merrick saw the production in London and decided to bring it to America, starting first with a nationwide tour. Around that time, Tony Bennett made this recording, which was a hit for him; this helped bring attention to the musical and helped ensure its success in the US.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “Who Can I Turn To” in 1976 for their second album: Together Again. This song was not included in the original release of the album, but was added to 1999 Rhino CD release, along with a quite nice alternate take. I must confess that I had listen to both versions several times each before choosing this one. They’re both very fine recordings of a very good song.
“Who Can I Turn To,” as well as Together Again, is available from iTunes.
Our video this Saturday is from Bennett’s 1998 Live By Request program. He is backed by Ralph Sharon on piano, Gray Sargent on guitar, Paul Langosch on bass and Clayton Cameron on drums.