The song of the day for Monday, November 30, 2020, is “I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues.” About This Song Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler wrote “I Got A Right To Sing The Blues” for the 1932 Broadway show Earl Carroll’s Vanities. It has been a blues and jazz standard ever since. Notable recordings […]
Quote of the Day
Harold Arlen was secure as an artist. He knew that there was something so identifiable at the core of his songs that he didn’t worry about changes. He understood, as artists must, that you roll what you create into the world, and then it flies away on its own. The world takes over from there.
The song of the day for Sunday, November 29, 2020, is “Day Dream.” About Today Composer, pianist, and collaborator with Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn was born on November 15, 1915, in Dayton, Ohio. Upon meeting Elligton backstage after the concert, Ellington invited the young man to come and visit him in Harlem to discuss his […]
What date is that? It’s December 13, 2020, and you don’t want to miss it. It’s almost time for The Twelve Days of a Tony Bennett Christmas, which starts on December 13! Get ready for a festival of Tony Bennett singing Christmas carols and songs. We can’t think of a better way to count down […]
The song of the day for Saturday, November 28, 2020, 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 […]