The Song of the Day for September 27, 2012 is One For My Baby.
About One For My Baby
This song was written by two of the greatest songwriters who ever lived: Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, for the 1943 film musical The Sky’s The Limit and was introduced by Fred Astaire. It is a very well-known standard and has been recorded by many jazz and popular singers, including Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Frankie Laine, Lena Horne, Marlene Dietrich, Rosemary Clooney and Sammy Davis, Jr. Even the songwriters, both of whom were excellent singers, made recordings of One For My Baby.
Mr. Bennett first recorded this song as a single in 1957. He recorded it again for the 1992 Perfectly Frank and as a duet with John Mayer on Duets II.
About This Version
We choose this live version, as we are still in the thrall of attending two Tony Bennett concerts in two days. Tony Bennett and Lee Musiker seem to be having a lot of fun performing this song in concert.
This version is from the 1962 Carnegie Hall Concert. Make it one for my baby and one more for the road.