The song of the day for Monday, July 15, 2013 is “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”
About This Song
This great song was written in 1940 by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Bob Russell added in 1942. The original title from 1940 was “Never No Lament,” but was retitled in 1942 when the lyrics were added. Tony Bennett has recorded duets of this song with Michael Bublé (Duets II) and Miguel Bosé (Viva Duets).
About This Version
Today’s version is from the 1967 album Tony Makes It Happen! I love the sound of this album, which was arranged and conducted by the great Marion Evans, who is working with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga for their upcoming jazz album.
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” as well as the entire Tony Makes It Happen! album, is available from iTunes.