The song of the day for Tuesday, March 12, 2013 is Anywhere I Wander.
About This Song
Written for the film Hans Christian Anderson, Anywhere I Wander was written by Frank Loesser in 1951. The first hit recording was by Julius LaRosa, which reached the Billboard charts in 1953. I am partial as well to Liz Calloway’s recording in her album of the same name from 1993, which consists solely of Frank Loesser songs.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded Anywhere I Wander in 1952, with the Ray Charles Singers. The recording was arranged and conducted by Percy Faith. It’s a classic Frank Loesser song, which is an excellent thing; Loesser is one of the great Broadway songwriters of the 20th century and it’s always a pleasure to hear his songs sung by Tony Bennett.
Anywhere I Wander, as well as all the songs on Columbia Singles, Volume 2, is available from iTunes.