The song of the day for Monday, July 15, 2018 is “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”
About This Song
“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” was written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields for the 1928 revue Blackbirds of 1928, produced by Lew Leslie. The song was the first big hit for this songwriting pair. It has been a widely recorded jazz and popular standard, with recordings by Ukulele Ike, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Anita O’Day and many others.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” at his first recording session at Columbia, held on April 17, 1950, the same recording session when he also recorded “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” Marty Manning conducted and wrote the arrangement.
“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” as well as all of the songs on The Columbia Singles, Vol. 1, is available from iTunes.