The song of the day for Friday, September 23, 2016 is “Everybody Has The Blues.”
About This Song
James Taylor wrote “Everybody Has the Blues” in 1976. Taylor is one of America’s great singer-songwriters of the last fifty years. In addition to “Everybody Has the Blues,” his songs include “You’ve Got a Friend” and “Carolina In My Mind.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Ray Charles recorded this duet in 1985 for Bennett’s album The Art of Excellence.
“Everybody Has The Blues,” as well as The Art of Excellence, is available from iTunes.
The Year of Tony Bennett is pleased to dedicate today’s song to the late Ray Charles, who was born on September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia and raised in Greenville, Florida. Charles attended school at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine from 1937 to 1945, which is where he developed his love of and talent for music. He came into prominence in the 1950s as a soul music artist. He wrote and recorded steadily throughout his career and until his death in 2004.