The song of the day for Wednesday, January 24, 2018 is “Sweet Georgie Fame.”
About This Song
“Sweet Georgie Fame” was written in 1967 by Blossom Dearie and Sandra Harris. 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
I’ve been listening to a lot of Blossom Dearie lately and so am happy today to present a song she wrote.
Tony Bennett recorded “Sweet Georgie Fame” in 1968 for the album Yesterday I Heard The Rain. Torrie Zito did the arrangement.
“Sweet Georgie Fame,” as well as Yesterday I Heard The Rain, is available from iTunes.