The song of the day for Saturday, August 19, 2017 is “By Myself.”
About This Song
“By Myself” was written for the 1937 musical Between the Devil by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, where it was introduced by Jack Buchanan. Another great Schwartz-Dietz song from Between the Devil was “I See Your Face Before Me.” This song was used in the 1953 Fred Astaire film, The Band Wagon.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded “By Myself” twice. His first recording was made in 1958 for his album Hometown, My Town. The second recording, which I’ve chosen for the song of the day, was made in 1993 for his album Steppin’ Out, consisting of songs Fred Astaire introduced.
“By Myself,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.
Our Saturday video is Fred Astaire’s performance of “By Myself” from The Band Wagon.