The song of the day for Sunday, January 3, 2020, is “Give Me The Simple Life.”
About This Song
“Give Me The Simple Life” was written in 1946 by Rube Bloom and Harry Ruby for the film Wake Up and Dream, which starred John Payne and June Haver.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Give Me The Simple Life” in 1954 for his first full-length LP, Cloud 7, released in 1955. . Jazz critic Thom Jurek said that “The mood is nocturnal, elegant, amorous, hip.” As a first album by a young singer (Bennett was not even 30 when he made Cloud 7), it’s a remarkable album that defined Bennett not only as a vastly popular singer, but a jazz artist with impeccable taste and true vision of his own artistry.
“Give Me The Simple Life,” as well as Cloud 7, is available from Apple Music.