The song of the day for Monday, March 30, 2020, is “Lost in the Stars.” About This Song “Lost in the Stars” was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for the 1949 musical of the same name, based on the 1948 novel by Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country. It was set in South […]
Quote of the Day
I think Bill Basie was the greatest bandleader in American music. A bandleader is a different cat than a symphony conductor. A bandleader has to take a group of musicians who are soloists, by experience and temperament, and turn them into a band with one beating, swinging heart, while giving each of the players a featured turn.
The song of the day for Sunday, March 29, 2020, is “Time After Time.” About This Song “Time After Time” was written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn in 1947 for the movie It Happened in Brooklyn. The song was introduced by Frank Sinatra and was a major hit for him. About This Version Tony […]
The song of the day for Saturday, March 28, 2020, is “Keep Smiling at Trouble.” About This Song “Keep Smiling at Trouble” was written in 1924 by Lewis Gensler, with lyrics by Al Jolson and Buddy DeSylva. It was first recorded by Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians in 1924, with vocals by his brother, Tom Waring. Other […]
The song of the day for Friday, March 27, 2020, is “Love Letters.” About This Song “Love Letters: was written in 1945 by Victor Young and Edward Heyman for a film of the same name. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. It has been recorded by Nat King Cole, Dick […]