The song of the day for Saturday, January 5, 2013 is I’m Just A Lucky So and So.
About I’m Just A Lucky So and So
This song was written in 1945 by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Mack David. While not one of Ellington’s most often played songs, it’s had recordings by many great artists, including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. It’s a great, fun song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded this song several times: in 1956 on his album Tony and in 1962 for the Carnegie Hall concert. Today’s version is from Bennett’s 1999 Ellington album: Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool, with the Ralph Sharon Quartet (Ralph Sharon (piano), Paul Langosch (bass), Gray Sargent (guitar) and Clayton Cameron (drums).
I’m Just A Lucky So and So, as well as the full Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool, is available from iTunes.