The song of the day for Wednesday, March 12, 2014 is “The Very Thought Of You.”
About This Song
“The Very Thought Of You” was written by English bandleader and composer Ray Noble in 1934. This beautiful ballad was first recorded by Noble’s own orchestra and was followed with a recording by Bing Crosby. It has been recorded by the best singers and musicians: Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Benny Carter, Jeri Southern, Oscar Peterson, Natalie Cole and Doris Day. It has also been used in several films, including Young Man With a Horn and Casablanca.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded today’s song in 1965 and used it on his 1966 album A Time For Love. It’s also included on numerous collections including 40/50/60 Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett sets and The Essential Tony Bennett. This is Tony Bennett intimate singing at its very best. This version was arranged by John Keating and features Bobby Hackett on cornet with the Ralph Sharon Trio. If you’re in the mood for more, do check out A Time For Love. Other great songs on this album are “My Funny Valentine,” “In The Wee Small Hours,” “Sleepy Time Gal” and “Georgia Rose.” Turn down the lights, pour yourself a drink and drop yourself into A Time For Love.
“The Very Thought Of You,” as well as the album A Time For Love, is available from iTunes.