The song of the day for Saturday, June 2, 2018 is “The Very Thought of You.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “The Very Thought of You,” written by the British composer and band leader Ray Noble, has been popular since it was written in 1934. Noble recorded it with his own orchestra; Bing Crosby also recorded it that same year. Other significant recordings include those by Frank Sinatra, Carmen McRae and Nat King
About This Version
Tony Bennett’ first recording of “The Very Thought of You” was made in 1965 and features Buddy Hackett on cornet. It was released in 1966 for the album A Time For Love. John Keating wrote the arrangement.
“The Very Thought of You,” as well as A Time For Love, is available from iTunes.
Our Saturday video this week features Sir Paul McCartney’s and Tony Bennett’s recording of “The Very Thought of You” for the 2005 album Duets: An American Classic.