The song of the day for Wednesday, November 6, 2013 is “I’ll Be Around.”
About This Song
“I’ll Be Around” was written in 1942 by Alec Wilder. Alec Wilder, who lived from 1907 until 1980, was one of America’s most noted composers and critics in the 20th century. His compositions ranged from popular music, including today’s song, to classical music and opera. He wrote the definitive book on the American songbook — American Popular Song: The Great Innovators 1900-1950. Tony Bennett has recorded several of his popular songs including “It’s So Peaceful in the Country” and “While We’re Young.”
You can read more about I’ll Be Around at our sister site, The Interactive Tony Bennett Discography.
About This Version
Exactly fifty years ago today, on November 6, 1963, Tony Bennett recorded three songs for his upcoming album The Many Moods Of Tony: “The Little Boy,” “The Kid’s a Dreamer” and today’s song, “I’ll Be Around.” Backed by an orchestra and the Ralph Sharon Trio, the album also featured the work of the great cornet player, Bobby Hackett. Dick Hyman did the arrangements and conducted.
“I’ll Be Around,” as well as the album The Many Moods of Tony, is available from iTunes.