The song of the day for Saturday, September 2, 2017 is “Blues in the Night.”
About This Song
“Blues in the Night” was written in 1941 for the film of the same name by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer. Arlen wrote the music first and wrote a true blues song. Johnny Mercer, who later wrote the lyrics, drew on his southern heritage to write the exceptional blues lyrics.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Blues in the Night” in 1957 for his album The Beat of My Heart, which was arranged by both Bennett and Ralph Sharon. The featured percussionist for this song was Jo Jones.
“Blues in the Night,” as well as The Beat of My Heart, is available from iTunes.
Here’s today’s song, from the 1941 film Blues in the Night.