The song of the day for Friday, December 1, 2023, is “Cold, Cold Heart.” About Today We’re celebrating pianist John Bunch, who was born on December 1, 1921, in Tipton, Indiana. Bunch was Tony Bennett’s pianist and musical director from 1966 to 1972. In addition to his work with Bennett, he played with Benny Goodman, […]
Quote of the Day
I never met Hank in person, but one day he called me on the phone and said, “Tony, what’s the idea of ruining my song?” He obviously had a sense of humor. Later Hank’s friends told me how much he loved my recording and said that whenever he passed a jukebox, he’d put a nickel in and play my version.
The song of the day for Wednesday, November 30, 2023, is “Take The A Train.” About Today Today we are honoring Billy Strayhorn, who was born on November 29, 1915. Born in Ohio, he grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied classical music at the Pittsburgh Musical Institute and wrote “Lush Life” during that time. […]
The song of the day for Wednesday, November 28, 2023, is “Don’t Cry Baby.” About This Song “Don’t Cry Baby” was written by James P. Johnson, Saul Bernie, and Stella Unger in 1929. Jimmy Johnson was a composer and pianist who, along with Jelly Roll Morton, came into prominence in the era between ragtime and […]
The song of the day for Tuesday, November 28, 2023, is “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.” About This Song “Soon It’s Gonna Rain” was written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones for their 1960 musical The Fantasticks, which ran for an astounding 42 years and 17,162 performances at the Sullivan Street Playhouse. About This Version Tony […]