The song of the day for Sunday, November 16, 2014 is “My Ship.”
About This Song
“My Ship” was written by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin for the 1941 Broadway musical Lady in the Dark. Miles Davis’ recording in 1957, along with vocal versions by Jeri Southern and Sarah Vaughan, cemented this song as a jazz standard.
About This Version
Today’s version is Bennett’s first recording from his 1961 album My Heart Sings. This song, like the rest of the album, was orchestrated by Ralph Burns and produced by Ernie Altschuler. Bennett sang this song the following year in his legendary Carnegie Hall concert.
“My Ship,” as well as My Heart Sings, is available from iTunes.