The song of the day for Thursday, October 22, 2020, is “You Took Advantage of Me.” About This Song “You Took Advantage of Me” was written by Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart for the 1928 musical Present Arms. The song quickly found itself a popular standard and has been recorded many times, including those by […]
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Ralph Burns and I got together again to do some singles, including “Smile,” and for our next album we changed gear again. Instead of the lush, ballad-style arrangements that had use on Hometown, My Town, we switched to a cookin’ jazz sound. The album is called My Heart Sings, and I simply love Ralph’s writing on this one. It’s really beautiful music.
The song of the day for Wednesday, October 21, 2020, is “Begin the Beguine.” About This Song “Begin the Beguine” was written by Cole Porter for the 1935 musical Jubilee. The song has an unusual structure, having a 108 measure length, as opposed to the standard 32-bar structure of most popular music. One of the […]
The song of the day for Tuesday, October 20, 2020, is “Are You Havin’ Any Fun?”. About This Song “Are You Havin’ Any Fun?” was written by Jack Yellen and Sammy Fain for the 1939 George White’s Scandals. George White produced these Broadway revues from 1919 to 1939. Stars introduced in his Scandals include Bert […]
The song of the day for Friday, October 16, 2020, is “The Rules of the Road.” About This Song “The Rules of the Road” was written in 1961 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. In addition to several recordings by Tony Bennett, the song has also been recorded by Lena Horne, Shirley Horne, Nat King […]