The song of the day for Tuesday, August 26, 2014 is “I’ve Got Just About Everything.”
About This Song
Written by the marvelous jazz pianist and composer Bob Dorough, this song is a true joy to listen to. In his liner notes for Forty/Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, Bennett says that “this one explains how a singer feels when he sings a song everyone likes.”
In addition to Bennett’s recording, Bob Dorough has also recorded the song as have the duo Tuck and Patti, Natalie Cole and Ann Hampton Calloway.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded today’s song in 1964 for the album When Lights Are Low. For all of this album, it’s Bennett with the Ralph Sharon Trio, featuring Hal Gaylord on bass and Billy Exiner on drums. This is the way I love Tony Bennett: the voice singing with a jazz combo. The album was produced by Ernie Altschuler.
I woke up this morning to an email from the great people at DownBeat Magazine with a link to an interview with the composer of today’s song, Bob Dorough. You can read that interview here. He’s the essence of hip.
“I’ve Got Just About Everything,” as well as the album When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.