The song of the day for Thursday, May 10, 2018 is “Where or When.”
About This Song
“Where or When”, by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, was written for the 1937 musical Babes in Arms. Benny Goodman recorded “Where or When” in 1941 with a very young Peggy Lee. It is a favorite song of many vocalists and has had many fine recordings.
About This Version
Tony Bennett, accompanied by Ralph Sharon, recorded “Where or When” on October 28, 1959 in a remarkable recording session: just Bennett, Sharon, a pile of sheet music, nothing planned or charted and over the objection of Bennett’s producer Mitch Miller–and they recorded 17 songs in just that single session, 12 of which were included on Tony Sings For Two, released in 1961.
“Where or When,” as well as Tony Sings For Two, is available from iTunes.