The song of the day for Tuesday, February 26, 2020, is “Old Devil Moon.” About This Song “Old Devil Moon” was written by Burton Lane and Yip Harburg for the 1947 musical Finian’s Rainbow, which also gave us “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” While Alec Wilder was no fan of “How Are Things in […]
Quote of the Day
The most important player on Cloud 7 was Chuck Wayne. He worked out all the arrangements with me, and we featured his sensitive guitar work on every song.
The song of the day for Tuesday, February 25. 2020, is “Give Me the Simple Life.” About This Song “Give Me the Simple Life” was written by Rube Bloom and Harry Ruby for the 1946 film Wake Up and Dream, which starred John Payne and June Haver. About This Version Tony Bennett recorded “Give Me […]
The song of the day for Monday, February 24, 2020, is “Don’t Cry Baby.” About This Song “Don’t Cry Baby” was written in 1929 by James P. Johnson, Saul Bernie, and Stella Unger. 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 Sunday, February 23, 2020, is “Rags to Riches.” About This Song “Rags to Riches” was written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross in 1953. When Tony Bennett first heard “Rags to Riches,” he hated the song and was forced by Mitch Miller to record it. With a very nice […]