The song of the day for Friday, November 10, 2017 is “I’m Confessing (That I Love You).”
About This Song
“I’m Confessing (That I Love You)” was written in 1929, with music by Doc Dougherty and Ellis Reynolds and lyrics by Al J. Neiburg in 1930.
This song has a somewhat odd start. It was first known as “Lookin’ for Another Sweetie,” with lyrics credited to Chris Smith and Sterling Grant, and was recorded by Fats Waller in 1929. Al Neiburg wrote the new lyrics and the song was recast in 1930 with its current title. Louis Armstrong made the first recording of it in 1930, and in spite of many other recordings, it remained strongly identified with Armstrong.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and k.d. lang recorded ” I’m Confessing (That I Love You)” in 2002 for their album of songs associated with the great Louis Armstrong: A Wonderful World.
“I’m Confessing (That I Love You),” as well as A Wonderful World, is available from iTunes.