The song of the day for Wednesday, September 3, 2014 is “The Cool School.”
About This Song
“The Cool School” was written in 1959 by Sid Wayne and Al Frisch. These two wrote songs together as well as with others over the years. Frisch wrote “I Won’t Cry Anymore,” another Tony Bennett song; Wayne wrote “Mangos,” which was recorded by Rosemary Clooney and scored several films for Elvis Presley.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song in 1959. It was arranged and conducted by Ralph Sharon.
Sam, a friend to and relative of The Year of Tony Bennett, starts the 8th grade today and today’s song is dedicated to him. Have a great year!
“The Cool School,” as well as the other singles collected on The Columbia Singles, Vol. 5, is available from iTunes.