The song of the day for Sunday, December 11, 2016 is “Call Me Irresponsible.”
About This Song
“Call Me Irresponsible” was written in 1962 by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn.
The song was originally written for Fred Astaire to sing in the movie Papa’s Delicate Condition. However, due to contractual obligations, the role went to Jackie Gleason, who introduced the song. “Call Me Irresponsible” won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Call Me Irresponsible” in 1992 for his album Perfectly Frank, consisting of songs associated with his good friend Frank Sinatra. The arrangement is from Ralph Sharon and Bennett is accompanied by the Ralph Sharon Trio, featuring Sharon on piano, Paul Langosch on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums.
“Call Me Irresponsible,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.
Today we remember the late Frank Sinatra, who was born 101 years ago on December 12, 1915. He certainly is one of America’s greatest singers who, like Tony Bennett, never goes out of style.