The song of the day for Saturday, February 12, 2022, is “The Man That Got Away.”
About This Song
“The Man That Got Away” was written by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin for Judy Garland in the 1954 version of A Star Is Born, with James Mason. Her performance of the song is legendary in film history, with 27 takes in three days, three separate sessions, and two different directors. The filmed scene is brilliant and made the song a huge hit for Garland, who sang it in most of her concerts.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Man That Got Away” on October 28, 1959, for the album Tony Sings For Two, which was released in 1961. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.
“The Man That Got Away,” as well as Tony Sings For Two is available on Apple Music.
And I hope you enjoy this scene from A Star Is Born.