The song of the day for Wednesday, April 17, 2019, is “I Remember You.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “I Remember You,” was written in 1941, with music by Victor Schertzinger and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It 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 “I Remember You” in 2004 for The Art of Romance and features a beautiful arrangement by Johnny Mandel.
Regular readers may already know of my love for (or obsession about) The Art of Romance. It’s the album I listened to two or three times a day for the month after I bought it. It’s the album I give to friends to explain why I love the singing of Tony Bennett so much–and it always converts those friends into fans. If I had to pick two Tony Bennett albums to take to a desert island, they would be Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall and The Art of Romance. Both are brilliant. Both are perfect.
I Remember You, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“I Remember You,” as well as The Art of Romance, is available from iTunes.