The song of the day for Sunday, March 8, 2015 is “My Funny Valentine.”
About This Song
“My Funny Valentine” was written for the 1937 Broadway musical Babes in Arms by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. This ballad is one of the most-loved songs in the American songbook and has been sung by most jazz and cabaret artists. In addition to Tony Bennett’s excellent recordings of this song, others include those by Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, and Miles Davis.
About This Version
Today’s version is our fifth song from our album of the month, Tony Sings For Two, and our fourth Rodgers and Hart song.
This is a lovely arrangement from Bennett and Ralph Sharon. Sharon’s piano work is very nice and Bennett just as wonderful on this song as he was for the rest of the album. It’s songs like that this that caused me choose this album for an album of the month.
“My Funny Valentine,” as well as the album Tony Sings For Two, is available from iTunes.