The song of the day for Sunday, December 21, 2014 is “Bewitched.”
About This Song
Bewitched, written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, was one of the hit songs from the 1940 musical Pal Joey, where it was introduced by Vivienne Segal. Notable recordings are by Benny Goodman, Mel Tormé, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. Alec Wilder admired the lyric and the verse, but found the song “notey.” In spite of being notey, it’s a cornerstone of the American Songbook.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Bewitched” in 1959 for his wonderful album with Ralph Sharon, Tony Sings For Two, released in 1961.
“Bewitched,” as well as Tony Sings For Two, is available from iTunes.