The song of the day for Thursday, July 26, 2018 is “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me.”
About This Song
“Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me” was written in 1933 by Rube Bloom and Ted Koehler for the Cotton Club Parade – World’s Fair Edition.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me” in 1961 for the album My Heart Sings. It was arranged by Ralph Burns, who had previously worked with Tony Bennett on the 1959 Hometown, My Town. I have to confess that I am a huge fan of Ralph Burns’ work for Tony Bennett. There is a solid, muscular quality to his work as a big band arranger that I really respond to. This song, in particular, shows Burns at his very best.
“Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me,” as well as My Heart Sings, is available from iTunes.