The song of the day for Saturday, August 15, 2015 is “The Lady Is A Tramp.”
About This Song
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart wrote “The Lady Is A Tramp” in 1937 for the Broadway musical Babes In Arms, where it was introduced by Mitzi Green. 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.
About This Version
Today’s version is from 2011, featuring Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga in their first time singing together. Fortunately for us all, it wasn’t the last time this duo charmed us. I love this Marion Evans arrangement: the instrumental in first few bars lets the listener know that something great is about to happen. And it does.
“The Lady Is A Tramp,” as well as Duets II, is available from iTunes.
It’s Saturday and that means a video. I hope you enjoy this video of Tony and Lady Gaga. The singers are having a lot of fun and I hope you do too.