The song of the day for Friday, July 5, 2013 is “You Took Advantage of Me.”
About This Song
“You Took Advantage of Me” was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1928 for the Broadway musical Present Arms. The song was introduced by Joyce Barbour and Busby Berkley (who also choreographed the show.)
About This Version
Today’s version is from Tony Bennett’s 1973 album More Great Rodgers & Hart and was released on Bennett’s Improv label. Like the preceding Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rodgers & Hart Songs, this album features the wonderful Ruby Braff-George Barnes Quartet, with Barnes on cornet, Barnes and Wayne Wright on guitar and John Guiffrida on bass.
“You Took Advantage of Me,” as well the entire Tony Bennett Sings Rodgers and Hart Songbook, is available from iTunes.