The song of the day for Monday, May 6, 2013 is I’m Glad There Is You.
About This Song
I’m Glad There Is You was written in 1941 by Jimmy Dorsey with lyrics by Paul Madeira (sometimes credited as Paul Mertz). Dorsey first recorded this song with his orchestra, with vocals by Bob Eberly. The review of the recording in Billboard (March 21, 1942) said that “It’s a love song, with the story seeped in philosophical thoughts rather June-moon wordage.” That complexity of thought, combined with the interesting and relatively unusual melody, makes for a somewhat sad, but evocative love song.
It’s been a very popular jazz love song, with recordings by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Tormé, Carmen McRae, Rosemary Clooney and many more.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this I’m Glad There Is You for his 1992 tribute album to Frank Sinatra, Perfectly Frank. It’s nicely arranged by Robert Farnon and accompanied by the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Paul Langosch on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums.
I’m Glad There Is You, as well as the full Perfectly Frank album, is available from iTunes.