The song of the day for Friday, September 30, 2016 is “Shall We Dance.”
About This Song
This song is, of course, the title song for the 1937 Astaire and Rogers film Shall We Dance, released in 1937. George Gershwin wrote a series of songs for this film that demonstrated the different styles of dance and choreography, including ballet, waltzes and more. Other great songs from this score include “They Can’t Take Away From Me” and “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Shall We Dance” in 1993 for his album Steppin’ Out, consisting of songs that Fred Astaire introduced in his films. It’s a wonderful album to listen to!
“Shall We Dance,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.
Today marks the end of our tribute to composer George Gershwin. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. It’s been a treat for me to explore just a portion of the great body of music that he created in his much too short lifetime.
Tomorrow we’ll have a new songwriter of the month!