The song of the day for Tuesday, February 23 is “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me.”
About This Song
As with most Ellington songs, the tune was written first and the lyrics by Bob Russell were added later. Also, as with most Ellington songs, it became a favorite song of both instrumental and vocal musicians. Ellington wrote the song in 1940 and recorded it in 1944 and it was a hit on both the R&B and Popular charts. Other recordings include those by Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis, Jr., Anita O’Day and Nina Simone.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me” in 1999 for his album Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool.
I’ve had this song running in my mind all day … but an Ellington song sung by Tony Bennett is always just right.
“Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me,” as well as Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool, is available from iTunes.