The song of the day for Wednesday, May 16, 2018 is “I’ve Got the World on a String.”
About This Song
“I’ve Got the World on a String” was written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler for the 1932 Cotton Club Parade, where it was introduced by Cab Calloway and Bing Crosby. Alec Wilder, in American Popular Song, considers it one of Arlen’s loveliest songs.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “I’ve Got the World on a String” in 1992 for the album Perfectly Frank. The arrangement was done by Ralph Sharon, who accompanies Mr. Bennett.
“I’ve Got the World on a String,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.