The song of the day for Tuesday, April 9, 2019, is “Taking a Chance on Love.”
About This Song
“Taking a Chance on Love” was written in 1940 by Vernon Duke, with lyrics by John La Touche and Ted Fetter. It was written for the 1940 Broadway musical Cabin in the Sky, where it was introduced by the great Ethel Waters and Dooley Wilson. The song works well for both jazz singers and instrumentalists, with significant recordings by Dave Brubeck, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, and Dizzy Gillespie.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Taking a Chance on Love” with Count Basie and His Orchestra for their 1959 album In Person!.
Taking A Chance On Love, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Taking a Chance on Love,” as well as In Person!, is available from iTunes.