William James Basie was born on August 21, 1904. In honor of Count Basie, the Song of the Day for this day Are You Having Any Fun?
About Are You Having Any Fun?
The song was written by Sammy Fain and Jack Yellen. In addition to Tony Bennett and Count Basie, the song has been recorded by Elaine Stritch, July Garland, and Tommy Dorsey.
About This Version
This version is from the second album that Tony did with Count Basie: Bennett & Basie Strike Up The Band, released in 1959 on Basie’s Roulette label. This album was digitally remastered and released in 2012. It sounds better than ever.
And, as a birthday treat, we also include Poor Little Rich Girl, from the same album: