The song of the day for Thursday, December 12, 2012 is Night and Day.
About Night and Day
Night and Day was written by Cole Porter for the 1932 musical Gay Divorce. The song was introduced by Fred Astaire on stage; he later sung the song in the 1934 film version, The Gay Divorcee. The song has been heavily recorded over the years by prominent jazz and popular artists.
Frank Sinatra recorded the song at least five times, starting in 1942. Frank Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915; we choose this song today in tribute to his birthday.
About This Version
Today’ version of Night and Day is from Tony Bennett’s 1992 album, Perfectly Frank. The album, naturally, contains songs that were sung by Frank Sinatra. But this is no cover album, the interpretations are pure Tony Bennett. It’s a fine album and The Year of Tony Bennett recommends it highly.
Perfectly Frank was arranged and conducted by the noted Canadian-born composer-arranger-conductor-trumpet player Robert Farnon and features the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Mr. Sharon on piano, Paul Langosch on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums.
Night and Day, as well as full album Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.