The song of the day for Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, 2020, is “I Remember You.”
About This Song
“I Remember You” was written in 1941 by Victor Schertzinger and 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 his album The Art of Romance. It was arranged and conducted by Johnny Mandel.
Your author loves this album so much. It’s the album that turned me from a fan of Tony’s to the blogger I am today, full of love and admiration for Tony Bennett. Whenever I want to “convert” someone to Tony, I give them this album. If you haven’t listened to it lately, I suggest that Valentine’s Day is a great day to give it a listen.
“I Remember You,” as well as The Art of Romance, is available from iTunes.