The song of the day for Monday, May 18, 2015 is “All Of You.”
About This Song
Cole Porter wrote “All Of You” for the 1955 Broadway musical Silk Stockings; it was the musical he wrote. The song “All Of You” was introduced by Don Ameche in the Broadway production. The production was adapted to film in 1957, starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse.
About This Version
I really like Tony’s version of this song. He opens singing the verse (!) with a great swing feel and then it goes into a ballad. Very nice!
“All Of You,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.
I found this video featuring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, including the dialogue leading up to his singing today’s song.