The song of the day for Friday, October 11, 2019, is “I’ve Got the World On a String.”
About This 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 sang “I’ve Got the World On a String” at his 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall, which was released on Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall. The original release of concert album was on two LPs, necessitating that some songs had to be omitted, including “I’ve Got the World On a String.” In 1997 the full concert was released on 2 CDs and contained all the songs Bennett sung that night.
“I’ve Got the World On a String,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.