The song of the day for Friday, October 24, 2014 is “I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “I Got A Right To Sing The Blues,” was written by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Ted Koehler, in 1932 for Earl Carroll’s Vanities. It has been a blues and jazz standard ever since. Notable recordings include those by Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lean Horne, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday.
About This Version
Today’s version is from Tony Bennett’s 2001 album Playin’ With My Friends. This song is a duet with Bonnie Raitt.
“I Got A Right To Sing The Blues,” as well as Playin’ With My Friends, is available from iTunes.