The song of the day for Wednesday, June 21, 2017 is “Lover Man.”
About This Song
“Lover Man” was written in 1941 by Jimmy Davis, Roger “Ram” Ramirez and James Sherman. The song was written for Billie Holiday, and remains most closely associated with her, despite many other fine recordings. Her recording of “Lover Man” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1989. Other significant recordings include those by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bill Evans and Stan Getz, Charlie Parker and Barbra Streisand.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Lover Man” in 1961 for his album My Heart Sings. The fine arrangement is by Ralph Burns, our musical collaborator of the month.
“Lover Man,” as well as My Heart Sings, is available from iTunes.