The song of the day for Friday, April 10, 2015 is “Anything Goes.”
About This Song
“Anything Goes” was written by Cole Porter in 1934 for the musical of the same name. In Anything Goes, Cole Porter and book writers Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse created one ofthe great musical comedy characters of all time: Reno Sweeney, played by Ethel Merman in the original 1934 production. The score contains many of Porter’s most popular songs, including “I Get a Kick Out You,” “You’re The Top,” and “Blow, Gabriel, Blow.”
About This Version
Today’s version is from the hit 2014 album Cheek To Cheek. The terrific arrangement is Marion Evans. I love the big band sound Evans did for this album. Not to mention Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, who seem to be having a really great time.
Tonight, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are performing at AXIS – Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas as a part of the Cheek To Cheek Tour. Maybe if I close my eyes, listening to today’s song will be almost like being there? After the concert, I’ll be curating tweets about the concert and posting them to April 15 Tour Appearances.
“Anything Goes,” as well as Cheek To Cheek, is available from iTunes.