The song of the day for Sunday, October 12, 2014 is “Country Girl.”
About This Song
“Country Girl” was written by the Canadian-born composer, conductor, arranger and trumpet player Robert Farnon in 1966. Farnon composed both light classical and popular music, as well as film and television scores. He worked with Tony Bennett on several albums, including the wonderful 1968 Snowfall.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “Country Girl” in 1966 for the album Tony Makes It Happen! It was arranged and conducted by Marion Evans. In his liner notes for Forty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, in which he included “Country Girl,” Bennett wrote:
Don Costa, Marion Evans, Peter Matz and Quincy Jones all called Robert Farnon “the governor.” I didn’t know why until I had an opportunity to work with him. He also composed this song. When it comes to top quality music, he is at the very top of my list.
“Country Girl,” as well as the album Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.