The song of the day for Monday, March 9, 2020, is “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”
About This Song
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” was written in 1940 by Duke Ellington; the lyrics by Bob Russell followed later. 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
Tony Bennett’s first recording of “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” was made in 1967 for the album Tony Makes It Happen! The excellent arrangement was written by the very excellent Marion Evans.
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.