The Song of the Day for Saturday, November 3, 2012 is What A Wonderful World.
About What A Wonderful World
This song was written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss. Louis Armstrong recorded it 1968 and his recording of this song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Other people have recorded this song, but Louis Armstrong has always and will always own it completely. The Tony Bennett / k.d. lang duet of this song is a tribute to Louis Armstrong.
About This Version
Today is the last day of k.d. lang week on The Year of Tony Bennett. It’s been difficult to select the seven songs that represent the ongoing collaboration of these two artists, but I had no trouble in choosing this song. I do believe it’s their finest duet of all the songs they’ve recorded together. But they have also given us Louis Armstrong. I treasure this song and I hope you will to. When they sing together, you believe that they’ve been singing together their entire lives. Again: it’s a treasure.
And here is Mr. Armstrong. You were right, Pops.