The song of the day for Sunday, March 9, 2014 is “Until I Met You.”
About This Song
“Until I Met You” was written in 1956 by Freddie Green and Donald E. Wolf. This song is also known as “Corner Pocket.” Freddie Green played rhythm guitar for the Count Basie Orchestra for fifty years. This song has also been recorded by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Sarah Vaughan, among others.
About This Version
Tony Bennett first recorded “Until I Met You” in 1962 for the album On The Glory Road which, sadly, was not released. It’s a terrific album with a lot of great songs on it, including the title song (which Bennett used to close his Carnegie Hall concert of the same year). “Until I Met You” was arranged by Ralph Sharon and features the Ralph Sharon Trio. Ernie Altschuler produced the album.
“Until I Met You,” as well as On The Glory Road, is available from iTunes.