The song of the day for Saturday, September 2, 2023, is “Don’t Get Around Anymore.”
About This Song
“Don’t Get Around Anymore” was written in 1940 by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Bob Russell. Originally written as an instrumental, Ellington named the song “Never No Lament.” Bob Russell’s lyrics came in 1942 and the song’s title was changed to the current “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.” The somewhat sad lyric of the jilted lover who would just rather stay home bumps up against the very cheerful tune.
About This Version
Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Performance.
“Don’t Get Around Anymore,” as well as Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool, is available on Apple Music.