The song of the day for Sunday, June 21, 2015 is “You Took Advantage Of Me.”
About This Song
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart wrote “You Took Advantage of Me” for the 1928 musical Present Arms. The song quickly found itself a popular standard, and has been recorded many times, including those by Bing Crosby with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.
About This Version
This is a such a sweet song, with a nice, light approach. Between Tony Bennett’s singing and Ruby Braff’s cornet, it’s pretty much perfect.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers out there, especially Tony Bennett. 🙂
“You Took Advantage Of Me,” as well as The Complete Improv Recordings, is available from iTunes.