The song of the day for Thursday, January 9, 2014 is “I’m Just a Lucky So and So.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “I’m Just a Lucky So and So,” was written in 1945 by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Mack David. A favorite song of Tony Bennett, “I’m Just a Lucky So-and-So” has also been recorded by Billy Eckstine, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
About The Versions
Tony Bennett first recorded “I’m Just a Lucky So and So” for his 1957 album Tony and again in 1999 for his Ellington album Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool. The 1957 version was arranged and conducted by Ray Conniff; the 1999 version was arranged by the Ralph Burns, with some great guitar work from Gray Sargent.
“I’m Just a Lucky So and So,” as well as the album Tony, is available from iTunes.
“I’m Just a Lucky So and So,” as well as the album Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool, is available from iTunes.
And, we might as well complete this cycle by including his performance from the 1962 Carnegie Hall Concert, arranged and conducted by Ralph Sharon:
“I’m Just a Lucky So and So,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.