The song of the day for Tuesday, May 19, 2015 is “Nice Work If You Can Get It.”
About This Song
George and Ira Gershwin wrote this song (and eight others) for the 1937 film Damsel In Distress, starring Fred Astaire, who introduced the song. It has been widely recorded by artists including Astaire, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Once again, Tony Bennett totally wins my heart by singing the verse! It’s a sweet arrangement with lovely piano from Ralph Sharon.
“Nice Work If You Can Get It,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.
And here is the Fred Astaire in an amazing dance to today’s song from Damsel in Distress: