We continue Ralph Sharon Week with the Song of the Day for September 18, 2012: It Amazes Me.
About It Amazes Me
It Amazes Me was written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. Although this songwriting pair is well-known for their musical scores, this song was not written for a musical.
About This Version
Tony Bennett first recorded It Amazes Me in 1958 for his album Long Ago and Far Away. I’ve heard him sing it in concert several times and it never ceases to amaze me too. This live version is from the 1962 Carnegie Hall Concert. He also recorded it for the 1994 MTV Unplugged concert, again with Ralph Sharon.