The song of the day for Wednesday, May 20, 2020, is “Night and Day.”
About This Song
“Night and Day” was written by Cole Porter for the 1932 musical Gay Divorce, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire. The song became and still is quite popular and certainly a standard in the American songbook. Significant recordings include those by Art Tatum, Bill Evans, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, and Django Reinhardt.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Night and Day” in 1992 for his album Perfectly Frank, dedicated to Frank Sinatra. Ralph Sharon wrote the very effective arrangement.
Perfectly Frank won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance.
“Night and Day,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.