The song of the day for Monday, April 21, 2014 is “Alright, Okay, You Win.”
About This Song
This song was written in 1955 by Maymie Watts and Sid Wyche for the Count Basie Orchestra. It was first recorded in 1955 by the Basie Orchestra with their male vocalist, Joe Williams. In addition to the Bennett / Krall recording, this song has been recorded by Peggy Lee, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald and Bette Midler.
About This Version
“Alright, Okay, You Win” is the first song on Bennett’s wonderful 2001 album Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues and is a duet with singer and pianist Diana Krall. They are ably accompanied by the Ralph Sharon Quartet, with Clayton Cameron on drums, Paul Langosch on bass, and Gray Sargent on guitar.
“Alright, Okay, You Win,” as well as the album Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues, is available from iTunes.