The song of the day for Sunday, July 5, 2020, is “This Time The Dream’s On Me.”
About This Song
“This Time The Dream’s On Me” was written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer for the 1941 film musical, Blues in the Night which also featured the title song. Blues in the Night is a somewhat film noir musical about a down-on-their-luck band that plays blues music and the folly of selling out for fame and money.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “This Time The Dream’s On Me” in 1960 for the album Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen, arranged and conducted by Glenn Osser. It’s no surprise that Bennett chose Harold Arlen for his first album consisting of songs written by a single composer. While the American Songbook represents many wonderful songwriters, Harold Arlen is at the top of the list.
“This Time The Dream’s On Me,” as well as Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen, is available from Apple Music.