The song of the day for Tuesday, April 7, 2015 is “Me, Myself and I (Are All In Love With You).”
About This Song
“Me, Myself and You” was written in 1937 by Irving Gordon with lyrics by Allan Roberts and Alvin S. Kaufman. Billie Holiday made one the earliest recordings of the song and made is popular. It has also been recorded by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Lester Young and Ruby Braff.
About This Version
Today’s song is the fourth song on Tony Bennett On Holiday. I love Bennett’s version on this recording. With just Sharon’s piano for accompaniment, it recalls the feel of the 1930s perfectly.
“Me, Myself and I,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available from iTunes.
About Billie Holiday’s Version
Billy Holiday recorded “Me, Myself and I” on June 15, 1937; the recording was listed as by Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra. The orchestra consisted of Buck Clayton (trumpet), Edmond Hall (clarinet), Lester Young (tenor sax), James Sherman (piano), Freddie Green (guitar), Walter Page (bass), and Jo Jones (drums). There were two recordings that day: MX 21249-2 was released in Vocalion 3593 in 1937 on the flip side of “Without Your Love”; MX 21249-1 was released on Columbia CL-6129, a 10″ LP called Billie Holiday Sings released in 1950.
She sang it again the following week, June 23, 1937, on a live broadcast from the Savoy Ballroom with Count Basie and His Orchestra.
Here’s the original version as released in 1937 on the Vocalion label, as collected on the 3-CD Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday.
“Me, Myself and I,” as well as Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday, is available from iTunes.