The song of the day for Thursday, January 23, 2014 is “Where Or When.”
About This Song
“Where or When”, by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, was written for the 1937 musical Babes in Arms. Benny Goodman recorded “Where or When” in 1941 with a very young Peggy Lee. It is a favorite song of many vocalists and has had many fine recordings.
About This Version
Today’s song is from one of Tony Bennett’s finest albums: Tony Sings For Two. On October 28, 1959, Tony Bennett and Ralph Sharon went into the CBS 30th Street Studio and, in one day, recorded sixteen songs in a single day.. Sharon and Bennett would choose a song and, on the fly, settle on an arrangement and record it in one or two takes. As a result, Tony Sings For Two is fresh and intimate and holds up beautifully years later. It’s one of my most favorite of Tony Bennett’s albums.
“Where Or When,” as well as Tony Sings For Two, is available from iTunes.