The song of the day for Friday, February 21, 2020, is “A Rainy Day.”
About This Song
“A Rainy Day” was written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz or the 1932 Broadway musical revue Flying Colors, which starred Clifton Webb, Patsy Kelly, Imogene Coca, and Buddy and Vilma Ebsen.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “A Rainy Day” in on January 10, 1986, for his album The Art of Excellence. The recording was arranged and orchestrated by Jorge Callandrelli and features the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Sharon on piano, Paul Langosch on bass, and Joe LaBarbera on drums.
The Art of Excellence was Bennett’s first album upon his return to Columbia Records.
“A Rainy Day,” as well as The Art of Excellence, is available from iTunes.