The song of the day for Monday, July 2,2018 is “Call Me Irresponsible.”
About This Song
“Call Me Irresponsible” was written in 1962 by Jimmy Van Heusen and Ammy Cahn for Fred Astaire to sing in the movie Papa’s Delicate Condition. However, due to contractual obligations, the role went to Jackie Gleason, who introduced the song. “Call Me Irresponsible” won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Call Me Irresponsible” in 1992 for his album of songs sung by his friend Frank Sinatra: Perfectly Frank. Ralph Sharon did the arragement. Perfectly Frank won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance.
“Call Me Irresponsible,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.