The song of the day for Saturday, November 29, 2014 is “The Very Thought of You.”
About This Song
This ballad by the British composer and band leader Ray Noble has been popular since it was written in 1934. Noble recorded it with his own orchestra; Bing Crosby also recorded it that same year. Other significant recordings include those by Frank Sinatra, Carmen McRae and Nat King Cole.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Very Thought Of You” in 1966 for his album A Time For Love. The sweet cornet you hear is none other than Bobby Hackett. The arrangement is by Johnny Keating. This is Bennett’s only solo recording of this song. But, as I’ve said before, how do you improve on perfection? This recording never fails to transport me from the daily hum-drum of life to a beautiful place filled with memories, hopes and dreams.
Tony Bennett recorded “The Very Thought Of You” with Paul McCartney for Duets: An American Classic. Because it’s Saturday, The Year of Tony Bennett is pleased to include this video.
“The Very Thought Of You,” as well as A Time For Love, is available from iTunes.