The Song of the Day for September 13, 2012 is Sing You Sinners.
Last week, my co-blogger and I went to Bumbershoot to hear Tony Bennett. We took her son, Sam, who is 11 years old today. Sing You Sinners is Sam’s favorite Tony Bennett song. I snuck a peek at Sam when Mr. Bennett started singing this song at the concert. Sam had a huge smile on his face and was tapping out the rhythm the whole time.
Sam, for you: Sing You Sinners. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
About Sing You Sinners
This song was written in 1930 for the film Honey with music by W. Franke Harling and lyrics by Sam Coslow. Thanks to You Tube, there is film of this song from Honey:
About This Version
Mr. Bennett has recorded this song several times, starting in 1950. The version we include here was recorded in 1955 and was arranged and conducted by Percy Faith. The 1955 version was compiled on Forty (and Fifty) Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett. The song was included in the 1962 Carnegie Hall concert. He also recorded it with John Legend on the first Duets album.
You sinners, drop everything and let that harmony ring up to heaven and sing, you sinners!