The song of the day for Wednesday, May 8, 2019, is “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”
About This Song
Originally written as an instrumental in 1940, 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” for his 1967 album Tony Makes It Happen! The excellent arrangement is by the great Marion Evans.
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.
Hello readers! I have a short business trip starting for a few days. I’ll be back in time for the Saturday post.
If you’re missing Tony Bennett music, check out one of the recent playlists of the week.