The song of the day for Thursday, October 19, 2017 is “Where Do You Start.”
About This Song
“Where Do You Start” was composed by Johnny Mandel, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman. This song has had many beautiful recordings: Nancy Lamott, Shirley Horn, Rosemary Clooney, Barbra Streisand, the Brad Mehldau Trio, Annie Ross and Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Where Do You Start” in 2004 for his album The Art of Romance. Johnny Mandel arranged his song for the recording. The album won the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Album.
I absolutely adore The Art of Romance. It’s the album that turned me into the Tony Bennett fan that I am today. It’s also the album that I gift to people that I want to turn on to Tony Bennett. Amazon must think I’m crazy, as it repeatedly reminds me that I have purchased the album before. I suspect Amazon will continue to remind me on this point for some time to come. And I really love the photograph of Tony on the cover too.
“Where Do You Start,” as well as The Art of Romance, is available from iTunes.