The song of the day for Wednesday, May 18, 2016 is “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.”
About This Song
Irving Berlin wrote “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails” for the 1935 film Top Hat, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The song was introduced by Mr. Astaire. The film is widely considered to be one of the best of the RKO Astaire and Rogers films; the American Film Institute ranked it 15th on its list of best musicals.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails” in 1993 for his album Steppin’ Out, a wonderful collection of songs introduced by Fred Astaire. Tony Bennett and Ralph Sharon arranged the number.
“Top Hat, White Tie and Tails,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.
And, once again, a non-Saturday video. The fabulous Fred Astaire!