The song of the day for Friday, November 3, 2017 is “Sing You Sinners.”
About This Song
“Sing You Sinners” was written by w. Franke Harling and Sam Coslow 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 This Version
Today I’m featuring Mr. Bennett’s recording of “Sing You Sinners” from the live recording of Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964. He’s backed by his trio: Ralph Sharon on piano, Hal Gaylord on bass and Billy Exiner on drums, as well as the Sahara house orchestra led by Louis Basil.
“Sing You Sinners,” as well as Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964, is available from iTunes.
For the next two weeks, Mr. Bennett and his quartet (Tom Ranier, Gray Sargent, Marshall Wood and Harold Jones) are performing at the Encore in Las Vegas. I’m sure this show will be even more exciting than that in 1964.