The song of the day for Saturday, October 11, 2014 is “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”
About This Song
“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” was composed by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Dorothy Fields for the 1928 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
Tony Bennett first recorded “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” in 1950, which was released as single, and again in 1956 for his second full-length album, Tony. Our sister site, The Interactive Tony Bennett Discography, has Spotify links to both of those recordings (as well as a really cool picture of the cover from the original sheet music). Today’s version is from his newest album with Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek. Once again, we congratulate both of these artists on the success of their new album!
It’s Saturday once again, which means that we hope you have a little extra time in your day to watch a video. Today’s video is Tony and Lady Gaga singing today’s song.
“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” as well as the album Cheek To Cheek, is available from iTunes.