The song of the day for Sunday, September 16, 2018, is “Nice Work If You Can Get It.”
About This Song
George and Ira Gershwin wrote “Nice Work If You Can Get It” (and eight others) for the 1937 film Damsel In Distress, starring Fred Astaire, who introduced the song. It has been widely recorded by artists including Astaire, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and, most recently Tony Bennett and Diana Krall.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall recorded “Nice Work If You Can Get It” for their just-released album of Gershwin songs, Love Is Here To Stay.
Bill Charlap did the arrangement. His trio, with Charlap on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums played on the entire album. It’s a great sound.
Nice Work If You Can Get It, a song by Tony Bennett, Diana Krall on Spotify
“Nice Work If You Can Get It,” as well as Love Is Here To Stay, is available from iTunes.