The song of the day for Monday, November 17, 2014 is “I Remember You.”
About This Song
“I Remember You” was written in 1941, with music by Victor Schertzinger and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The song was first used in the 1942 movie The Fleet’s In (directed by the composer Schertzinger), where it was introduced by Dorothy Lamour. It is said that Mercer wrote the lyric for Judy Garland, with whom he was believed to be in love. The song has been widely recorded over the decades and remains popular today. Notable recordings include those by Tony Bennett, Chet Baker, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall and Dinah Washington.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song 2004 for his album The Art of Romance. It was arranged by Johnny Mandel.
About This Week
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the birth of John Herndon Mercer, who was born on November 18, 1909 in Savannah, Georgia. Because he wrote so many wonderful songs, which are well-represented in the recordings of Tony Bennett, this week is Johnny Mercer Week at The Year of Tony Bennett.
“I Remember You,” as well as The Art of Romance, is available from iTunes.