The song of the day for Saturday, March 28, 2015 is “Anything Goes.”
About This Song
In Anything Goes, Cole Porter and book writers Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse created one of the 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,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” and, of course, “Anything Goes.”
About This Version
Today’s version is the first song on the 2014 album from Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga — Cheek To Cheek. The very swinging arrangement is from the wonderful Marion Evans. I can’t think of a better number to open this album with. It also makes me really happy to think about their planned Cole Porter album. I really want to hear Lady Gaga sing “Down In The Depths.”
The Year of Tony Bennett would like to wish Lady Gaga a very happy birthday. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born in New York City on March 28, 1986. She attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, but left early to pursue her musical career. She does it all: write, perform, and produce. We agree completely with Tony Bennett that she is a force to be reckoned with. We loved her “Lady Is A Tramp” on Duets II and still can’t stop listening to Cheek To Cheek. So, happy birthday, Lady Gaga! And many more!
“Anything Goes,” as well as Cheek to Cheek, is available from iTunes.
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