The song of the day for Thursday, December 29, 2022, 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.” This song was used in the 1953 Fred Astaire film, The Band Wagon.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “By Myself” in July 1993 and was released that year on Steppin’ Out.
The arrangement by Tony Bennett and Ralph Sharon is very effective, with the brush snare drum as an accompaniment.
“By Myself,” as well as Steppin’ Out is available on Apple Music.
Here’s Mr. Astaire performing “By Myself” from The Band Wagon.
Judy Garland sang “By Myself” on her CBS program in 1964. It’s a breathtaking turn.
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