The song of the day for Saturday, September 7, 2019, is “Sweet Georgie Fame.”
About This Song
“Sweet Georgie Fame” was written in 196y, with music by Blossom Dearie and lyrics by Sandra Black. Blossom Dearie told The New York Times in 1981, “I was in London in 1966, when a bass player told me I should go hear the skiffle, rock, blues and jazz singer Georgie Fame, He said I’d like him, and I did – very much. Then I was visiting a friend, where Georgie Fame’s records were on, and her kids were dancing to them. I got a melody from that, and my friend’s sister, Sandra Black (Harris) wrote words to it.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Sweet Georgie Fame” in 1968 for his album Yesterday I Heard The Rain. Torrie Zito wrote the fine arrangement.
“Sweet Georgie Fame,” as well as Yesterday I Heard The Rain, is available from iTunes.