The song of the day for Sunday, May 10, 2015 is “My Mom.”
About This Song
This lovely 1932 song by Walter Donaldson was quite popular at time, with recordings by George Jessell and Rudy Vallee, among others. Tony Bennett relates in his autobiography The Good Life, that his father used to sing this song to him and his brothers and sisters when they were children.
About This Version
In 1998, Tony Bennett released a lovely album of songs for children, including songs with Kermit The Frog. Thankfully, he included this song from his own childhood. He is backed by the Ralph Sharon Quartet, with Gray Sargent on guitar, Paul Langosch on bass and Clayton Cameron on drums.
The Year of Tony Bennett honors our mothers, both living and dead. I dedicate this song to my late mother, Elizabeth Sparks Chiles. Mom, I think about you every day.
“My Mom,” as well as The Playground, is available from iTunes.