The song of the day for Sunday, July 22, 2018 is “I Remember You.”
About This Song
Written by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer in 1941, “I Remember You” was first used in the 1942 movie The Fleet’s In (directed by the composer Schertzinger), where it was introduced by Dorothy Lamour. It is said that Mercer wrote the lyric for Judy Garland, with whom he was said to be in love. The song has been widely recorded over the decades and remains popular today. Notable recordings include those by Tony Bennett, Chet Baker, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall and Dinah Washington.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this lovely ballad in 2004 for The Art of Romance. The arrangement is by Johnny Mandel and it’s quite wonderful.
“I Remember You,” as well as The Art of Romance, is available from iTunes.