The song of the day for Wednesday, September 10, 2014 is “Harlem Butterfly.”
About This Song
Today’s song was written by Johnny Mercer in 1956. “Harlem Butterfly” is one of the few songs where Mercer wrote the music as well the lyrics (another instance is “I Wanna Be Around.”)
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Harlem Butterfly” in 1971 for the 1972 album With Love, which was the last album released by Columbia in his first association with the label. The songs on the album were arranged and conducted by Robert Farnon and the album was recorded in London.
“Harlem Butterfly,” as well as the album With Love, is available from iTunes.