The song of the day for Friday, February 19, 2016 is “I’ve Got The World On A String.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “I’ve Got The World On A String,” was written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler for the 1932 Cotton Club Parade, where it was introduced by Cab Calloway and Bing Crosby. Alec Wilder, in American Popular Song, considers it one of Arlen’s loveliest songs.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded this song several times. Today, I’d like to feature his 1992 version from his album Perfectly Frank. The arrangement is by Ralph Sharon.
“I’ve Got The World On A String,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.