The song of the day for Monday, April 22, 2019, is “Bewitched.”
About This Song
“Bewitched” which often goes by its full name”Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart and was one of the hit songs from the 1940 musical Pal Joey, where it was introduced by Vivienne Segal. Notable recordings are by Benny Goodman, Mel Tormé, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra. Alec Wilder admired the lyric and the verse, but found the song “notey.” In spite of being notey, it’s a cornerstone of the American Songbook.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Ralph Sharon recorded “Bewitched” as well as fifteen additional songs in a single recording session at the CBS 30th Street Studio on October 28, 1959, for the album Tony Sings For Two, which wasn’t released until early 1961.
Bewitched – Remastered, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Bewitched,” as well as Tony Sings For Two, is available from iTunes.