The song of the day for Sunday, April 8, 2018 is “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”
About This Song
Originally written as an instrumental in 1940, Duke Ellington named his 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
I chose to indulge myself a bit today: a great song by Duke Ellington; a swinging arrangement by the wonderful Marion Evans; and the great Tony Bennett, singing like nobody’s business from 1967 for the album Tony Makes It Happen! A trifecta of joy for the Year of Tony Bennett.
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.