The song of the day for Monday, August 20, 2018, is ” I Cover the Waterfront.”
About This Song
“I Cover the Waterfront” was written in 1933 by Johnny Green and Edward Heyman, who also wrote “Body and Soul.” The song was inspired by the 1932 novel of the same name by Max Miller, which was made into a film;e the film was re-scored just prior to release to include the Johnny Green song. It has been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and even John Lee Hooker.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Cover the Waterfront” in 1959 for the album Hometown, My Town. Ralph Burns arranged all of the songs on this very fine album.
I Cover The Waterfront – 2011 Remaster, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
” I Cover the Waterfront,” as well as Hometown, My Town, is available from iTunes.