The song of the day for Wednesday, August 30, 2017 is “When Do The Bells Ring For Me?”
About This Song
This song was written by New York cabaret artist Charles DeForest in 1989 especially for Tony Bennett to sing on Astoria: Portrait of the Artist. DeForest got his professional start as a singer for the Benny Goodman Orchestra, but soon set out on his own as a performer in piano bars and cabarets in Manhattan. He won several awards for his cabaret work, including those from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets in 1994 and 1996 and the Mabel Mercer Foundation in 1992. Mr. DeForest died in 1992. “When Do The Bells Ring For Me?” became his signature song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “When Do The Bells Ring For Me?” in 1989 for his autobiographical album Astoria: Portrait of the Artist.
“When Do The Bells Ring For Me? ,” as well as Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, is available from iTunes.