The song of the day for Thursday, June 5, 2014 is “Give Me The Simple Life.”
About This Song
“Give Me The Simple Life” was written in 1946 by Rube Bloom and Harry Ruby for the movie Wake Up and Dream. The song has been recorded by artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Tormé, Oscar Peterson, Gerry Mulligan and, of course, Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Give Me The Simple Life” in December, 1954 and released it the following year on the album Cloud 7. The musicians for this session were Dave Schildkraut (alto sax), Caesar DiMauro (tenor sax), Chuck Wayne (guitar), Clyde Lombardi (bass), Harvey Leonard (piano) and Ed Shaughnessy (drums). The arrangement was by Charles Paneley.
“Give Me The Simple Life,” as well as the album Cloud 7, is available from iTunes.