The song of the day for Friday, December 3. 2021, is “If I Could Be With You.”
About This Song
“If I Could Be With You” was written in 1926 by James P. Johnson, with lyrics by Henry Creamer. Pianist Johnson, who wrote this song, made a piano roll of it in 1927, the same year it was used in the revue Brownskin Models. In 1930, there were several successful recordings, including those by Louis Armstrong and Ruth Etting. Other recordings include this by Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Kay Starr, and Billie Holiday.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “If I Could Be With You” for his 1997 album Tony Bennett On Holiday.
“If I Could Be With You,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday is available on Apple Music.