The song of the day for Sunday, May 24, 2015 is “Baby Don’t You Quit Now.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Baby Don’t You Quit Now,” was written in 1967 by Jimmy Rowles and Johnny Mercer. Rowles, in addition to being a fine composer, was Billie Holiday’s pianist on and off during the 1950s. In the booklet for Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, Tony Bennett says “This song is one of Ella Fitzgerald’s favorites, and a fun song to perform. It was written by Jimmy Rowles and Johnny Mercer. It always runs through my brain …”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song in 1968 for his album I’ve Gotta Be Me. This song was arranged and conducted by Torrie Zito, with musical supervision by Tony Tamburello. Jimmy Wisner produced the album.
“Baby, Don’t You Quit Now,” as well as I’ve Gotta Be Me , is available from iTunes.