The song of the day for Tuesday, December 23, 2014 is “Young and Foolish.”
About This Song
“Young and Foolish” was written by Albert Hague and Arnold B. Horwitt for the 1954 musical Plain and Fancy, which places a New York couple in an Amish community in Pennsylvania. It’s a lovely song and is a favorite of jazz and cabaret singers.
About This Version
Today’s version is Bennett’s first recording, from 1963 for the album This Is All I Ask; he also recorded this song with Bill Evans in 1975 for their first album. Today’s arrangement of “Young and Foolish” is by Ralph Burns; the album was produced by Ernie Altschuler.
“Young and Foolish,” as well as This Is All I Ask, is available from iTunes.