The song of the day for Saturday, March 2, 2013 is Make Someone Happy.
About This Song
Make Someone Happy was written for the 1960 Broadway musical Do Re Mi by Jule Styne, with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The song is from the second act and was introduced on Broadway by John Reardon and Nancy Dussault. Make Someone Happy is probably the best-known song from the show. In addition to today’s recording, it has been recorded by June Christy, Perry Como, Doris Day, Jimmy Durante, Judy Garland and Aretha Franklin, among others.
About This Version
Today’s song is from the second Tony Bennett – Bill Evans album, Together Again. I love every note on this album, but this recording is one of my favorites.
Make Someone Happy, as well as the entire Together Again album, is available from iTunes. Note that this remastered version contains several of the outtakes from the recording session.