The song of the day for Wednesday, July 24, 2019, is “Day Dream.”
About This Song
“Day Dream” was written in 1941 by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington, with lyrics by John LaTouche. Acknowledged to have been written solely by Strayhorn, “Day Dream” is a lovely song with a strong Strayhorn touch, enhanced by the thoughtful 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, Frank Sinatra, and Sarah Vaughan.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “Day Dream” in 1964 with Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz, Ron Carter, and Elvin Jones. Bennett and these four fine musicians recorded several other songs, which are included on Rarities, Outtakes & Other Delights, Vol. 1.
Day Dream – 2011 Remaster, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Day Dream,” as well as Rarities, Outtakes & Other Delights, Vol. 1, is available from iTunes.