The song of the day for Wednesday, May 30, 2018 is “The Man That Got Away.”
About This Song
“The Man That Got Away” was written by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by 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, with Ralph Sharon, recorded “The Man That Got Away” in 1959; it was released in 1961 on one of Tony Bennett’s finest albums: Tony Sings For Two.
“The Man That Got Away,” as well as Tony Sings For Two, is available from iTunes.
As a special treat, here’s Judy Garland’s performance of “The Man That Got Away” from her legendary 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall: