The song of the day for Wednesday, July 13, 2016 is “With Plenty of Money and You.”
About This Song
“With Plenty of Money and You” was written for the Gold Diggers of 1937 by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, starring Dick Powell and Joan Blondell and choreographed by Busby Berkeley. Interestingly, the score for the film was to have been written by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, but Berkeley didn’t like what they had written and brought in Warren and Dubin for this song and several other songs. Some Arlen and Harburg songs were used in the film as well.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “With Plenty of Money and You” in 1959 with Count Basie and His Orchestra. It was released on their firs album: Basie/Bennett and features and arrangement by Ralph Sharon.
“With Plenty of Money and You,” as well as Basie/Bennett, is available from iTunes.