The song of the day for Saturday, July 23, 2016 is “This Funny World.”
About This Song
“This Funny World” is one of Rodgers’ and Hart’s early songs; it was written for the 1927 musical Betsy, which only ran for 39 performances.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “This Funny World” in 1973. It was released in 1977 on Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers and Hart.
“This Funny World,” as well as The Complete Improv Recordings, is available from iTunes.
As we near Mr. Bennett’s 90th birthday, I thought that it would be nice to present, in full, his 85th birthday concert at the London Palladium.