The song of the day for Thursday, January 30, 2014 is “Tangerine.”
About This Song
“Tangerine” was written by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer in 1941 for the 1942 movie The Fleet’s In, which was directed by Schertzinger. The most popular recording of this song was by the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, featuring vocals by Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberly.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Tangerine” for his 1995 album Here’s To The Ladies.; the liner notes reference Helen O’Connell as the singer most widely identified with this song. The song was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli; the album was produced by David Kahne.
“Tangerine,” as well as the album Here’s to the Ladies, is available from iTunes.