The song of the day for Wednesday, June 12, 2019, is “Where Do You Start.”
About This Song
“Where Do You Start” was written in 1987, with music by Johnny Mandel and lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman. This song has had many beautiful recordings: Nancy Lamott, Shirley Horn, Rosemary Clooney, Barbra Streisand, the Brad Mehldau Trio, Annie Ross, and Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Where Do You Start” in 2004 for his album The Art of Romance. Johnny Mandel arranged and conducted his song for this recording.
I know I played a song from this album yesterday. But I do love this album and when I was working on yesterday’s song, I kept looking at other songs on this album that I love. I first got hooked on “Where Do You Start” in the late 1980s, when I was given a Nancy Lamott CD with this song on it. I’ve loved the song ever since. And I do believe that Tony’s recording is the best.
Where Do You Start, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Where Do You Start,” as well as The Art of Romance, is available from iTunes.