The song of the day for Tuesday, June 5, 2018 is “Day Dream.”
About This Song
Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington composed “Day Dream” in 1941, with lyrics by John LaTouche. The first recording was in 1941 and featured Johnny Hodges on saxophone and Billy Strayhorn on piano. Other notable recordings include this one by Tony Bennett, Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Day Dream” in 1999 for his album of Duke Ellington songs: Bennett Sings Ellington Hot & Cool.
“Day Dream,” as well as Bennett Sings Ellington Hot & Cool, is available from iTunes.