The song of the day for Saturday, June 26, 2021, is “Rags To Riches.”
About This Song
“Rags To Riches” was written in 1953 by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. When Tony Bennett first heard “Rags to Riches,” he hated the song and was forced by Mitch Miller to record it. With a very nice arrangement by Percy Faith, the recording was a huge hit for Bennett and earned him a gold record. Thankfully, Bennett grew to enjoy singing the song. Martin Scorcese used the 1953 recording in the opening of Goodfellas, which helped find a new audience for this song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett sand “Rags To Riches” at his 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall, recorded and released on Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall.
“Rags To Riches,” as well as Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall is available on Apple Music.