The song of the day for Monday, August 10, 2015 is “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”
About This Song
Duke Ellington originally wrote this song in 1940 as an instrumental named “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
Tony Bennett has recorded this song several times, including his duet with Michael Bublé on Duets II. This version, arranged by Marion Evans, is his first: from 1967 for the album Tony Makes It Happen!
Happy to report that at long last I’m starting to feel like myself after a couple of rough months. It’s great to be back!
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.