The Song of the Day for October 22, 2012 is Taking A Chance on Love.
About Taking A Chance on Love
Taking A Chance on Love was written by Vernon Duke, with lyrics by John LaTouche and Ted Fetter. It was introduced in the 1940 Broadway musical Cabin In the Sky, featuring Ethel Waters and Dooley Wilson. It was made into a film in 1943, with Ethel Waters repeating her role and Eddie Anderson. Louis Armstrong was also featured in the film and Duke Ellington and his Orchestra performed in the film.
About This Version
This version of Taking a Chance on Love was recorded in 1958 with Count Basie. It was released on the 1959 In Person! with Count Basie and His Orchestra and again on the 1962 I Left My Heart in San Francisco.