The song of the day for Friday, October 2, 2015 is “Harlem Butterfly.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Harlem Butterfly,” was written in 1956 by Johnny Mercer, who wrote both music and lyrics. Although Mercer is not widely known for writing music, he was quite good at it; another of his attempts was quite successful: “I Wanna Be Around.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Harlem Butterfly” on October 1, 1971 and released it the following year on the album With Love. The album was arranged and conducted by Robert Farnon and features John Bunch on piano. The album was recorded in London at the Cine-Tele Studios.
“Harlem Butterfly,” as well as With Love, is available from iTunes.