The song of the day for Wednesday, March 26, 2014 is “Dat Dere.”
About This Song
The jazz instrumental Dat Dere was written in 1960 by Bobby Timmons; it was first played by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in 1960, with Timmons on piano. Oscar Brown, Jr. wrote lyrics for the tune in 1961 for his album Sin & Soul … and Then Some. The song has been recorded by jazz and popular singers including Mel Tormé and Rickie Lee Jones.
About This Version
With the lyrics that focus on a child’s trip to the zoo and the thoughts of the parents about that child’s future, “Dat Dere” is a perfect choice for Bennett’s album for children, The Playground. It’s a charming album for children of all ages. It also feature Bennett’s lovely “My Mom,” a song that his father used to sing to his children: Tony, John and Mary.
“Dat Dere,” as well as the album The Playground, is available from iTunes.