The song of the day for Sunday, February 11, 2018 is “Stranger In Paradise.”
About This Song
“Stranger in Paradise” was the hugely popular song from the 1953 musical Kismet. It was written by Robert Wright and George Forrest; the composition was based on Alexander Borodin’s Gliding Dance of the Maidens.
The popularity of Kismet is due in large part to Tony Bennett. At the time Kismet was preparing to open, New York City was having a massive newspaper strike and publicizing the opening of the musical was nearly impossible. The producers asked Tony Bennett to record “Stranger in Paradise” to help promote the production. His version was a hit and so was Kismet. `
About This Version
“Stranger In Paradise,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.