The song of the day for Thursday, August 10, 2017 is “Anything Goes.”
About This Song
Cole Porter wrote “Anything Goes” in 1934 for the musical of the same name. In Anything Goes, Porter and book writers Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse created one of the great musical comedy characters of all time: Reno Sweeney, played by Ethel Merman in the original 1934 production. The score contains many of Porter’s most popular songs, including “I Get a Kick Out You,” “You’re The Top,” and “Blow, Gabriel, Blow.”
About This Version
Today I’m featuring Tony Bennett’s first recording of “Anything Goes,” recorded in 1959 with Count Basie and His Orchestra for their first album: Basie/Bennett.
“Anything Goes,” as well as Basie/Bennett, is available from iTunes.