The song of the day for Sunday, January 17, 2016 is “You Don’t Know What Love Is.”
About This Song
“You Don’t Know What Love Is” was written in 1941 by Gene de Paul and Don Raye. It was written for a 1941 Abbott and Costello film called Keep ‘Em Flying, but was cut from the film before it opened. The song was finally used in a B picture named Behind the Eight Ball. “You Don’t Know What Love Is” gradually became a jazz standard, as evidenced by the Miles Davis recording from 1954. Other significant jazz recordings included those by Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Anita O’Day and Nina Simone.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “You Don’t Know What Love Is” in September 1976 for the second, and last, album: Together Again.
“You Don’t Know What Love Is,” as well as Together Again, is available from iTunes.