We continue our exploration of Tony Bennett’s great live performances with “One For My Baby” as the song of the day for Thursday, June 13, 2013.
About This Song
We are always happy at The Year of Tony Bennett to showcase any song by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer. This Arlen/Mercer masterpiece was written in 1943 for the movie The Sky’s The Limit, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire.
This song has been sung by many of the great popular singers, including Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.
About This Version
Today’s live version of “One For My Baby” is from the recently released Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions Live 1962. It’s a great rendition of one of Tony Bennett’s most popular songs.
“One For My Baby,” as well as the newly released Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions Live 1962, is available from iTunes.