The song of the day for Wednesday, September 18, 2019, is “I’ve Got Five Dollars.”
About This Song
“I’ve Got Five Dollars” was written by Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart for the 1931 musical America’s Sweetheart, where it was introduced by Ann Sothern and Jack Whiting. Notable recordings include those by Ella Fitzgerald, Jeri Southern, and Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I’ve Got Five Dollars” in 1973 with The Ruby Braff/George Barnes Quartet, which consisted to Braff on cornet, Barnes and Wayne Wright on guitar, and John Guiffrida on bass. The recording was released in 1977 on Tony Bennett Sings More Rodgers and Hart.
“I’ve Got Five Dollars,” as well as Tony Bennett Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook, is available from iTunes.