The song of the day for Friday, September 25, 2015 is “Country Girl.”
About This Song
“Country Girl” was written by the Canadian-born composer, conductor, arranger and trumpet player Robert Farnon in 1966. Farnon composed both light classical and popular music, as well as film and television scores. He worked with Tony Bennett on several albums, including the wonderful 1968 Snowfall.
About This Version
Tony Bennett first recorded “Country Girl” on November 26, 1966 for his album Tony Makes It Happen!. This song, as well as the entire album, was arranged and conducted by the wonderful Marion Evans. This was, to the best of my knowledge, the first time that Bennett and Evans worked together. They continue to work together today, most recently on Cheek To Cheek.
“Country Girl,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.