The song of the day for Tuesday, March 1, is “Darn That Dream.”
About This Song
Jimmy Van Heusen and Eddie DeLange wrote “Darn That Dream” in 1939 musical Swingin’ the Dream, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. The cast had many big names: Louis Armstrong playing Bottom, Maxine Sullivan as Titania, Bill Bailey and Dorothy Dandridge. It only ran for 13 performances and is considered to be a flop. Fortunately, “Darn That Dream” proved to be a big hit and earned some money for the investors.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Darn That Dream” in 1954 for his first full-length album: Cloud 7, released in 1955.
“Darn That Dream,” as well as Cloud 7, is available from iTunes.