The song of the day for Wednesday, June 5, 2019, is “Do It Again.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Do It Again,” was composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Buddy DeSylva. The song was used for the 1922 show The French Doll, at the insistence of the star Irène Bordon. George Gershwin told this story in 1934:
I was in the office of Max Dreyfus, my publisher, one day when Buddy DeSylva walked in. DeSylva said jokingly to me, “George, let’s write a hit!” I matched him by saying, “O.K.!” I sat down at the piano, and began playing a theme which I was composing on the spot. Buddy listened for a few minutes and then began chanting this title-—”Oh, Do It Again!,” which he had just fitted to my theme.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall recorded “Do It Again” for the 2018 album Love Is Here To Stay. The album features The Bill Charlap Trio, with Charlap on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums. In addition, Charlap did the arrangments for the album.
Do It Again, a song by Tony Bennett, Diana Krall on Spotify
“Do It Again,” as well as Love Is Here To Stay, is available from iTunes.