The song of the day for Wednesday, May 22, 2019, is “By Myself.”
About This Song
“By Myself” was written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz for the 1937 musical Between the Devil, where it was introduced by Jack Buchanan. Another great Schwartz-Dietz song from Between the Devil was “I See Your Face Before Me.” Today’s song was used in the 1953 Fred Astaire film, The Band Wagon.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “By Myself” in 1958 for his album Hometown, My Town, released in 1959. Ralph Burns arranged and conducted the orchestra. Burns returned to work with Tony in 1961 for My Heart Sings.
By Myself – 2011 Remaster, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“By Myself,” as well as Hometown, My Town, is available from iTunes.