The song of the day for Saturday, August 30, 2014 is “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”
About This Song
“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” was written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields for the revue Blackbirds of 1928, produced by Lew Leslie. The song was the first big hit for this songwriting pair. It has been a widely recorded jazz and popular standard, with recordings by Ukelele Ike, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Anita O’Day and many others.
About This Version
Today’s version was recorded on April 17, 1950 at Tony Bennett’s first recording session for Columbia. Also recorded at that session were “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and “I Wanna Be Loved.” All were arranged and conducted by Marty Manning. You can read more about this session at our sister site, The Interactive Tony Bennett Discography.
“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” is one of the songs featured on the upcoming Tony Bennett / Lady Gaga album: Cheek To Cheek. We’re quite happy to show their video of today’s song as our Saturday YouTube.