The song of the day for Sunday, June 8, 2014 is “Baby, Dream Your Dream.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Baby, Dream Your Dream,” was written by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields for the 1966 Broadway musical Sweet Charity. In the musical, the song is sung by two of the taxi dancers, friends of Charity.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded and released this recording as a single just as Sweet Charity was opening on Broadway. It was arranged and conducted by David Rose. I have always loved how Bennett takes a song written for two women dreaming of a “normal” life and makes it work as a young man dreaming of providing for his wife. He sings the song with a nice, light touch and it’s quite lovely.
“Baby, Dream Your Dream,” as well as the album For Once In My Life, is available from iTunes.