The song of the day for Thursday, October 16, 2014 is “Autumn In New York.”
About This Song
“Autumn In New York” was written by Vernon Duke in 1934 for the Broadway musical Thumbs Up! It’s a charming song and a love song to the city of New York. There have been many fine recordings of this song, including those by Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Autumn In New York” in 1992; the recording is an outtake from the Perfectly Frank album. This version features the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Paul Langosch on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums. The song is collected on Rarities, Outtakes and Other Delights, Volume 2, which was originally released in 2011 in the Tony Bennett Complete Collection box set.
“Autumn In New York,” as well as Rarities, Outtakes and Other Delights, Volume 2, is available from iTunes.