The song of the day for Wednesday, October 16, 2019, is “This Can’t Be Love.”
About This Song
Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart wrote this song for the 1938 Broadway musical The Boys From Syracuse. It is one of their most joyous and least ironic love songs. Both Benny Goodman and Eddy Duchin recorded the song in the late 1930s. In addition to Tony Bennett’s fine recording here, “This Can’t Be Love” has also been recorded by Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and Diana Krall.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “This Can’t Be Love” for his first album of Rodgers and Hart songs, Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rodgers & Hart Songs. He recorded his Rodgers and Hart songs with the The Ruby Braff-George Barnes Quartet, wiht Braff on cornet, Barnes and Wayne Wright on guitar, and John Guiffrida on bass.
“This Can’t Be Love,” as well as Tony Bennett Sings The Rodgers & Heart Songbook, is available from iTunes.