The song of the day for Tuesday, April 19, 2016 is “Something To Live For.”
About This Song
“Something To Live For” was written in 1939 by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. It does have that unmistakable Strayhorn sound.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “Something To Live For” in 1971. It features John Bunch on piano; the arrangement is by Robert Farnon. The recording is an outtake from Summer of 42; thankfully it was included on Volume 2 of Rarities, Outtakes and Other Delights in the 2011 Complete Collection box set. It is also available online from iTunes.
“Something To Live For,” as well as Rarities, Outtakes and Other Delights, Vol. 2, is available from iTunes.