The song of the day for Wednesday, May 24, 2017 is “The Touch of Your Lips.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “The Touch of Your Lips,” was written in 1936 by Ray Noble. Noble was a popular English bandleader who became quite popular in the US as well. After great success in London, he and his vocalist Al Bowlly appeared at the Rainbow Room in 1934. “The Touch of Your Lips” has been recorded by Chet Baker, Nat King Cole and Andy Williams.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “The Touch of Your Lips” in 1975 for their album The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album. I love how it starts with Bennett singing a cappella, with Evans joining in after a few bars. Sweet.
“The Touch of Your Lips,” as well as The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.