The song of the day for Friday, September 7, 2018, is “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”
About This Song
Originally written as an instrumental in 1940, Duke Ellington named the song “Never No Lament.” Bob Russell’s lyrics came in 1942 and the song’s title was changed to the current “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.” The somewhat sad lyric of the jilted lover who would just rather stay home bumps up against the very cheerful tune.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” in 1967 for the album Tony Makes It Happen! Marion Evans arranged this song, as well as the entire album. It was Evans’s first time to work with Tony Bennett; he continues to arrange for Mr. Bennett to this day, including several songs from Cheek to Cheek.
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.