The song of the day for Friday, April 4, 2014 is “I Remember You.”
About This Song
“I Remember You” was written in 1941 for the movie The Fleet’s In. The music is by Victor Schertzinger and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. In the film, the song was introduced by Dorothy Lamour, with Bob Eberly, Helen O’Connell and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. It is said that Johnny Mercer wrote the song for Judy Garland, who he was in love with, and presented it to her the day after her marriage to David Rose. True or not, this beautiful song does put one in mind of loves that are lost, but always remembered.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song for his wonderful 2004 album The Art of Romance, which is (to this writer anyway), one of his finest albums. The wonderful arrangement is by Johnny Mandel. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Album.
“I Remember You,” as well as the album The Art of Romance, is available from iTunes.