The song of the day for Monday, July 10, 2017 is “Rags To Riches.”
About This Song
“Rags To Riches” was written in 1953 by songwriting team of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Rags to Riches” on March 17, 1953, at the CBS 30th Street Studio. The song was produced by Mitch Miller and arranged by Percy Faith.
When Tony Bennett first heard “Rags to Riches,” he hated the song and was forced by Mitch Miller to record it. With a very nice arrangement by Percy Faith, the recording was huge hit for Bennett and earned him a gold record. Thankfully, Bennett grew to enjoy singing the song. Martin Scorsese used the 1953 recording in the opening of Goodfellas, which helped find a new audience for this song.
“Rags To Riches,” as well as the singles collected on The Columbia Singles, Vol. 2, is available from iTunes.