The song of the day for Friday, July 19, 2013 is “Stardust.”
About This Song
“Stardust” was written in 1927 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Mitchell Parish. Carmichael’s original 1927 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995; this same recording was chosen by the Library of Congress as one of 50 recordings that year to be added to National Recording Registry. The song has been popular since it was written and has been widely recorded. The 1931 Louis Armstrong version is considered to be one of the best recordings of this song, next to Carmichael’s original.
About This Version
Today’s version is an outtake from A Wonderful World, which was released in 2002. “Stardust” was arranged and conducted by Peter Matz and featured Lee Musiker (piano), Gray Sargent (guitar), Paul Langosch (bass) and Clayton Cameron (drums) in addition to the orchestra.
“Stardust,” as well as all of the songs on Rarities, Outtakes & Other Delights, Volume 2, is available from iTunes.