The song of the day for Friday, October 31, 2014 is “The Moment Of Truth.”
About This Song
“The Moment of Truth” was written in 1963 by Tex Satterwhite and Frank Scott. In addition to Tony Bennett’s recordings, this song has also been recorded by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
About This Version
Today’s version is from Tony Bennett’s 1963 album This Is All I Ask. This song, along with the rest of the album, was arranged and conducted by Ralph Burns, who has a great feel for the big band sound. I really like the chimes at the beginning and the little vamp that follows before Bennett starts singing. Bennett also featured this song in his show at the Sahara — Live at the Sahara: From This Moment On, the recording of which was recently released.
“The Moment of Truth,” as well as This Is All I Ask, is available from iTunes.