The song of the day for Tuesday, May 17, 2021, 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 Ukelele Ike, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Anita O’Day, and many others.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” on April 17, 1950, with an arrangement by Marty Manning. This was Bennett’s first session with Columbia Records.
“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” as well as the other singles collected on The Columbia Singles, Vol. 1 is available on Apple Music.