The song of the day for Friday, March 1, 2013 is The Very Thought Of You.
About This Song
The Very Thought Of You was written in 1934 by Ray Noble, the noted bandleader. The song has been popular since its first recording by Noble’s own orchestra. It has also been recorded by Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday. It even charted in the 1960s, with an R&B recording by Little Willie John and a rock recording by Ricky Nelson.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version in in 1965, featuring the cornet work of Bobby Hackett and arranged by Johnny Keating. Mr. Bennett uses instrumental recordings by Bobby Hackett from Hackett’s album Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits as pre-show music at his concerts.
The Very Thought Of You, as well as the full A Time For Love album, is available from iTunes.