The song of the day for Monday, July 21, 2014 is “Blue and Sentimental.”
About This Song
“Blue and Sentimental” was written in 1938 by Count Basie, Jerry Livingston and Mack David. It’s been recorded, of course, by Count Basie and His Orchestra, as well as Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Tormé and Nat King Cole.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Blue and Sentimental” in 2001 with Kay Starr for his album Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues.
The Year of Tony Bennett has chosen this song today to acknowledge the great artist Kay Starr, who celebrates her 92nd birthday today, July 21. Miss Starr is an amazing artist who has sung jazz, blues, country and popular music over her career. We honor her today as one of America’s greatest female singers.
“Blue and Sentimental,” as well as all of the songs on Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues, is available from iTunes.