The song of the day for Saturday, May 22, 2021, is “Blues In The Night.”
About This Song
“Blues In The Night” was written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer for the 1941 movie Blues In The Night. Arlen wrote the music first and wrote a true blues song. Johnny Mercer, who later wrote the lyrics, drew on his southern heritage to write the exceptional blues lyrics.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Blues In The Night” in 1957 for his album The Beat Of My Heart. Bennett invited drummers and percussionists from all over to play on this album. Jo Jones is featured in this song.
“Blues In The Night,” as well as The Beat Of My Heart, is available from Apple Music.