The song of the day for Thursday, November 24, 2016 is “That’s My Home.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “That’s My Home” was written in 1932 by Otis René, Leon René, and Ben Ellison. The René brothers, Leon and Otis, were born in Covington, Louisiana at the turn of the 20th century. They wrote several well-known R&B songs, including “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South.” In addition to composing, they also created and ran several label and even a record pressing plant. Louis Armstrong was the first to record “That’s My Home.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “That’s My Home” in 2002 for his album with k.d. lang, A Wonderful World. This recording features arrangements by Rob Mathes and Lee Musiker.
“That’s My Home,” as well as A Wonderful World, is available from iTunes.
I wish all of our readers a very happy Thanksgiving. Whether you live in America or England or Russia or anywhere else in our wonderful world, we all have people and things to be thankful for. I am thankful for my family, my best friend, and the music of Tony Bennett, which I listen to every day and continue to find new and wonderful things in his beautiful songs.
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