The song of the day for Wednesday, September 4, 2014 is “A Foggy Day.”
About This Song
Today’s song was written by George and Ira Gershwin for the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire. This song has had many fine recordings, including those by Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “A Foggy Day” in 1992 for his album Perfectly Frank; this album won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance. The Ralph Sharon Trio supports, with Paul Langosch on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums.
The Year of Tony Bennett chooses this song in honor of Mr. Bennett’s performance tonight at Royal Festival Hall in London. We know that several readers of this blog will be attending either tonight’s or tomorrow night’s performance. We hope that you have a wonderful time.
“A Foggy Day,” as well as the album Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.