The song of the day for Friday, July 4, 2014 is “If You Were Mine.”
About This Song
“If You Were Mine” was written 1935 by Matty Malneck and Johnny Mercer for the movie To Beat The Band. Billie Holiday made one of the first recordings of the song in 1936 with Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “If You Were Mine” for his 1963 album I Wanna Be Around. It was arranged by Marty Manning and produced by Ernie Altschuler.
“If You Were Mine,” as well as the album I Wanna Be Around … is available from iTunes.