The song of the day for Monday, January 13, 2013 is “Have You Met Miss Jones?”
About This Song
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart wrote “Have You Met Miss Jones?” for the 1937 musical I’d Rather Be Right. The song has stayed popular over the years, with recordings by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Joe Pass. Robbie Williams recorded it for the soundtrack of the movie Bridget Jones’s Diary.
About This Version
I pondered on and off all day about what song to use today. I thought that we were all past due for some Rodgers and Hart, but at the same time, I was in a mood for some jazz. And then I remembered the great series of songs on the Rarities, Outtakes and Other Delights, Vol. 1 that I first discovered a few years ago when I got Tony Bennett’s Complete Collection. Thankfully, these songs are now available on iTunes as well.
Today’s version of “Have You Met Miss Jones?” was recorded in October, 1964 with the stellar quartet of Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, Stan Getz on tenor sax and Elvin Jones on drums. Bennett and this quartet also recorded “Danny Boy,” “Day Dream,” “Out of This World” and “Just Friends” in the same time frame.
“Have You Met Miss Jones?” as well as all of the songs collected on Rarities, Outtakes and Other Delights, Vol. 1, is available from iTunes.