The song of the day for Saturday, April 13, 2019, is “It Amazes Me.”
About This Song
“It Amazes Me” was written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh in 1958. Liza Minnelli recorded this song when she was only eighteen years old on her first album. It has also been recorded by Bill Evans, George Shearing, and Cleo Laine.
About This Version
Today, we’re featuring Tony Bennett’s version of “It Amazes Me” from his legendary 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall, captured on Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall.
It Amazes Me – Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY – June 1962, a song by Tony Bennett, Ralph Sharon & His Orchestra on Spotify
“It Amazes Me,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.
It’s Video Saturday and today I’ve got two videos today.
First up is Tony Bennett singing today’s song from his MTV Unplugged appearance in 1994.
Music video by Tony Bennett performing It Amazes Me. (C) 1994 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Next up is a performance at a tribute to Cy Coleman, who passed away in 2004, sung by the great Elaine Stritch. In her introduction to singing this song, she offers one of the funniest quotes I’ve ever heard: “I don’t think people who drink martinis watch The Sound of Music.”
It Started With a Dream, Tribute to Cy Coleman