The song of the day for Friday, May 20, 2016 is “I Used To Be Color Blind.”
About This Song
Irving Berlin wrote “I Used To Be Color Blind” for the 1938 film Carefree, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire. Tony Bennett and Lee Musiker have a nice little exchange in the documentary film The Zen of Bennett about this song after Bennett discovers that the shoe shine person mistakenly shined his black shoes with brown polish.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Used To Be Color Blind” for his 1975 album Tony Bennett Sings Life Is Beautiful, recorded on Bennett’s own Improv label. It was arranged by Torrie Zito.
“I Used To Be Color Blind,” as well as The Complete Improv Recordings, is available from iTunes.