The song of the day for Thursday, January 21, 2021, is “I Cover the Waterfront.”
About This Song
“I Cover the Waterfront” was written in 1933 by Johnny Green and Edward Heyman and inspired by the 1932 novel of the same name by Max Miller, which was also made into a film and re-scored just prior to release to include the Johnny Green song. It has been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and even John Lee Hooker.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Cover the Waterfront” in 1958 for his album Hometown, My Town, released in 1959. The entire album was arranged and conducted by Ralph Burns.
“I Cover the Waterfront,” as well as Hometown, My Town, is available from Apple Music.