The song of the day for Thursday, October 2, 2014 is “I’ve Got the World on a String.”
About This Song
Today’s song was written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler for the 1932 Cotton Club Parade, where it was introduced by Cab Calloway and Bing Crosby. Alec Wilder, in American Popular Song, considers it one of Arlen’s loveliest songs.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded this song several times. The first was in 1960 for Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen. He also sang it for his 1962 Carnegie Hall concert. Today’s recording of “I’ve Got the World on a String” is from 1992 for the album Perfectly Frank.
“I’ve Got the World on a String,” as well as the album Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.