The song of the day for Monday, November 3, 2014 is “It Amazes Me.”
About This Song
Today’s song was written in 1958 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh; it is one their non-theatrical songs. It’s been widely recorded as both a popular and jazz standard. This fine song has been recorded by Blossom Dearie, Bill Evans, Julie Wilson and Bobby Short.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song first in 1958, the year it was written, for Long Ago and Far Away. Today’s recording is his live version from his 1962 Carnegie Hall concert. He also sang it live for the MTV Unplugged concert in 1994.
“It Amazes Me,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.