The song of the day for Monday, July 1, 2013 is “The Girl I Love.”
About This Song
This song is, with a minor change in the current lyric, “The Man I Love,” written by George and Ira Gershwin in 1924. It was written and then cut from Lady Be Good, where it was originally “The Girl I Love.” It was also cut from their 1927 musical Strike Up the Band and the 1928 Rosalie. It may be the most famous and beloved song to be cut from a production.
About This Version
This beautiful recording is from one of Tony Bennett’s best album: Astoria: The Portrait of the Artist. In this album, Bennett chose a very special selection of songs that are a biography of his life upon returning home to Astoria from his service in World War II and working and striving to become the great singer he is today. It’s a very special journey that he takes us on with this album.
“The Girl I Love,” as well as the album Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, is available from iTunes.