The song of the day for Monday, May 26, 2015 is “The Lady Is A Tramp.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “The Lady Is A Tramp,” was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for the 1937 Broadway musical Babes In Arms. The song was meant as a spoof on the high society of New York, where the singer is clear about what she likes to do, no matter what everyone else is doing. “The Lady Is A Tramp” has been sung by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horne. More recently, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga sang a duet of this song on their 2011 album “Duets II.”
About This Version
Our version today is the Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga duet from Duets II. Not only do Mr. Bennett and Lady Gaga have a great time singing this song, the Marion Evans arrangement swings like crazy. It only took the first measure to make me fall in love with this arrangement.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will be appearing this evening in Vancouver BC as part of their Cheek2Cheek Tour. They’ll be in California for the rest of the week and come June, they’re off to Europe to take the summer jazz festivals by storm.
“The Lady Is A Tramp,” as well as Duets II, is available from iTunes.