The song of the day for Tuesday, June 3, 2014 is “After Supper.”
About This Song
“After Supper” was written in 1958 by Neal Hefti, long-time trumpeter for the Count Basie Orchestra. He composed for films and television, including work on How To Murder Your Wife, Harlow and Barefoot in the Park. He also wrote the theme for the 1960s television program Batman. Which I can still sing, after all these years.
About This Version
“After Supper” is from the first of two albums on which Tony Bennett played with Count Basie and His Orchestra in 1959. It’s a great, sultry, jazzy tune.
“After Supper,” as well as the album Basie Swings /Bennett Sings, is available from iTunes.