The song of the day for Monday, October 31, 2016 is “That Old Black Magic.”
About This Song
One of the great songs by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, “That Old Black Magic” was written in 1942 and first recorded by Glenn Miller. It was also used in the 1942 movie Star Spangled Rhythm. It’s been recorded many times and used in several films, including the 1956 film Bus Stop, where it was sung by Marilyn Monroe.
About This Version
Today, I’m featuring a live improvised recording of “That Old Black Magic” with Tony Bennett and the Dave Brubeck Trio, as released on Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions Live 1962.
“That Old Black Magic,” as well as Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions Live 1962, is available from iTunes.