The song of the day for Thursday, August 4, 2022, is “I Cover The Waterfront.”
About This Song
“I Cover The Waterfront” was written in 1933 by Johnny Green and Edward Heyman. The song was 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, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and even John Lee Hooker.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Cover The Waterfront” on November 4, 1958; the recording was released in 1959 on the album Hometown, My Town. It was arranged by Ralph Burns.
“I Cover The Waterfront,” as well as Hometown, My Town is available on Apple Music.
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