The song of day for Friday, November 22, 2013 is “Skylark.”
About This Song
“Skylark” was written in 1941 by Hoagy Carmichael (music) and Johnny Mercer (lyrics). It is in honor of Hoagy Carmichael that choose this song today; he was born on this day in 1899 in Bloomington, Indiana. He was well-known as a pianist, singer, actor and bandleader. Other memorable songs of his include “Stardust.” “Georgia on My Mind” and “The Nearness of You.” He famously appeared in the great Humphrey Bogart / Lauren Bacall film To Have and Have Not. “You know how to whistle, don’t you? Just put your lips together and blow.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Skylark” with Ralph Sharon on piano for their remarkable 1961 album Tony Sings for Two. When you listen to this album, just remember that Bennett and Sharon recorded all of the songs on the album, plus four more that weren’t used, in a single day-long session.