The song of the day for Friday, September 2, 2016 is “Hi-Ho.”
About This Song
“Hi-Ho” has been called ‘Gershwin’s least known great song’ by blogger Walter Rimler. It was one of the first songs the Gershwin brothers wrote when they first came to Hollywood in 1936; it was slated for the movie Shall We Dance featuring Fred Astaire dancing in the streets of Paris. The song was cut due to concerns over the costs for filming the sequence. The song faded from then and was only published in 1967. Tony Bennett’s was the first recording of this song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Hi-Ho” in 1968 for his album Yesterday I Heard The Rain. The arrangement is by Torrie Zito.
“Hi-Ho,” as well as Yesterday I Heard The Rain, is available from iTunes.