The song of the day for Saturday, April 19,2014 is “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.”
About This Song
“They Can’t Take That Away From Me” was written in 1937 by George and Ira Gershwin for the movie Shall We Dance, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire. Sadly, George Gershwin died two months after the movie’s release.
This song has been a popular and jazz favorite from its very beginning. It’s been recorded by a wide range of performers including Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Anita O’Day, Fred Astaire, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker and Sarah Vaughan. The song ranks 86th on the list of standards at jazz standards.com.
About This Version
Tony Bennett first recorded this song in 1971 for the album Love Story. Today’s version, however, is from the 1993 album Steppin’ Out. Bennett is ably supported by the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Doug Richeson on bass and Clayton Cameron on drums.
“They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” as well as the album Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.
The Year of Tony Bennett was thrilled that many new videos were recently added to the Tony Bennett Vevo section on YouTube, including this one: