The song of the day for Tuesday, January 7, 2020, is “A Shine On Your Shoes.”
About This Song
“A Shine On Your Shoes” was written by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz for the 1932 Broadway musical Flying Colors. The same song was used for the 1953 movie The Band Wagon, which starred Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “A Shine On Your Shoes” for his 1993 album Steppin’ Out, which features songs sung (and danced) by Fred Astaire. Bennett and Ralph Sharon arranged the song.
Steppin’ Out won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
“A Shine On Your Shoes,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.
And now Fred Astaire!
“For the “Shine on My Shoes” number, Fred Astaire wanted to dance with the bootblack. They found the real thing in Leroy Daniels, a dancing shoeshine man working in downtown Los Angeles. ReelRundown has an excellent story about Leroy Daniels.