The song of the day for Saturday, June 10, 2017 is “The Man That Got Away.”
About This Song
“The Man That Got Away” was written for Judy Garland for the 1954 version of A Star Is Born by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin. Garland’s of the song is legendary in film history, with 27 takes in three days, three separate sessions, and two different directors. The filmed scene is brilliant and made the song a huge hit for Garland, who sang it in most of her concerts.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Man That Got Away” in 1959 for the album Tony Sings For Two.
“The Man That Got Away,” as well as Tony Sings For Two, is available from iTunes.
Today, we honor the great Judy Garland, who was born on June 10, 1922. And, as it is YouTube Saturday, I’m happy to present her performance of today’s song from the 1954 film A Star Is Born.