The song of the day for Sunday, October 13, 2013 is “The Moment of Truth.”
About This Song
“The Moment of Truth” was written by Tex Satterwhite and Frank Scott in 1963. In addition to his credits as a composer, Satterwhite was a trombonist who played for, among others, the Tommy Dorsey Band. Frank Scott played for the Lawrence Welk Orchestra. In addition to Bennett’s recordings, “The Moment of Truth” has been recorded by Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald.
About This Version
Today’s version is from the newly-released concert album Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964. Someone on Twitter remarked that “this recording is an education in performing” and I have to agree. It’s a masterful performance by a performer at the very top of his game.
“The Moment of Truth,” as well as Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964, is available from iTunes.