The song of the day for Monday, January 12, 2015 is “Harlem Butterfly.”
About This Song
Johnny Mercer wrote both the music and the lyrics for “Harlem Butterfly” in 1956. It’s been a favorite of jazz singers since. The song was widely associated with the singer Maxine Sullivan.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Harlem Butterfly” in 1971 for the album With Love. The song, as well as the entire album, was arranged by Robert Farnon and was recorded in London.
“Harlem Butterfly,” as well as the album With Love, is available from iTunes.