The song of the day for Sunday, October 11, 2015 is “Sing You Sinners.”
About This Song
“Sing You Sinners” was written in 1930 by W. Franke Harling (music) and Sam Coslow (lyrics) for the 1930 film “Honey,” starring Lillian Roth. The song was an early hit in 1950 for Tony Bennett. He sings the song regularly in concerts today.
About These Versions
We have several versions of this song. All of them are great, upbeat versions. The two earliest recordings were singles recorded in 1950 and 1955 by Marty Manning and Percy Faith, respectively. Following that we have two live version: 1962 at Carnegie Hall and 1964 at The Sahara in Las Vegas. We close with a duet from 2006 with John Legend, released on Duets: An American Classic. I like them all but I love this song a lot and don’t think I could ever be disappointed when Tony Bennett sings it: no matter when, no matter where, it swings like hell.
“Sing You Sinners,” as well as The Columbia Singles, Vol. 1, is available from iTunes.
“Sing You Sinners,” as well as The Columbia Singles, Vol. 4, is available from iTunes.
“Sing You Sinners,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.
“Sing You Sinners,” as well as Live at The Sahara – Las Vegas 1964, is available from iTunes.
“Sing You Sinners,” as well as Duets: An American Classic, is available from iTunes.