The song of the day for Tuesday, August 13, 2013 is “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.”
About This Song
“They Can’t Take That Away From Me” was written in 1937 by George and Ira Gershwin for the movie Shall We Dance. The song was introduced by Fred Astaire, who sang the song to Ginger Rogers. However, unlike many of Astaire’s performances in his films with Ginger Rogers, he does not dance to this number in the movie; instead, he stands on the deck of a ferry and sings to a seated Ginger Rogers. George Gershwin died two months after the film’s release; it was his last score.
The song has been popular since its release and has been recorded many times, including those by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Errol Gardner, Sarah Vaughan and Charlie Parker.
About This Version
This beautiful version of “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” is from Tony Bennett’s 1967 album For Once In My Life. The very fine arrangement is by Torrie Zito.
“They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” as well as the album For Once In My Life, is available from iTunes.