The song of the day for Friday, April 24, 2015 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 (music) and Dorothy Fields (lyrics) for the 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
This great McHugh and Fields song is just great in the hands of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. They are accompanied by a great combo led by Brian Newman on trumpet. Newman, Alex Smith and Steve Kortyka did the arrangement.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are taking their Cheek To Cheek tour to Houston Texas tonight. We wish them a wonderful evening and can only say that we wish were there too.
” I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” as well as Cheek To Cheek, is available from iTunes.