The song of the day for Friday, October 4, 2019, is “Penthouse Serenade.”
About This Song
“Penthouse Serenade” was written in 1931 by Will Jason and Val Burton. It’s one the classic Depression-era songs with the yearning for the glamorous Manhattan apartment by the poor, yet romantic, couple. The first known use of “Penthouse Serenade” was for the 1933 animated short Betty Boop’s Penthouse, where it was sung by Mae Questel. On a more serious note, “Penthouse Serenade” has had exceptional recordings including Nat King Cole’s recording in 1952 as a piano solo for an album of the same name.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Penthouse Serenade” in 1958 for his album Hometown, My Town, released in 1959. The very talented Ralph Burns arranged and conducted the album.
“Penthouse Serenade,” as well as Hometown, My Town, is available from iTunes.