The song of the day for Monday, May 13, 2013 is I Remember You.
About This Song
I Remember You was written by Victor Shertzinger (music) and Johnny Mercer (lyrics) in 1941. It was used in the 1942 film The Fleet’s In, where it was sung by Dorothy Lamour, with Bob Eberly and Helen O’Connell and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. In addition to composing all the music for the film, Shertzinger also directed the movie.
The song has been popular over the years, with recordings by Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat Cole, and Doris Day.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded I Remember You for his 2004 album, The Art of Romance. The song was beautifully arranged and conducted by Johnny Mandel. The Art of Romance is a personal favorite of this author and this song is one of the reasons why. And, as our regular readers know, I can’t go too long without featuring a Johnny Mercer song.
I Remember You, as well as The Art of Romance album, is available from iTunes.