The song of the day for Tuesday, October 13, 2015 is “City of Angels.”
About This Song
In addition to Fred Astaire’s phenomenal gifts as a singer, dancer and actor, he was also a fine songwriter. In addition to “City of Angels,” written with Tommy Wolfe, he also wrote “I’m Building Up to an Awful Letdown” (written with Johnny Mercer), and “It’s Like Taking Candy From a Baby,” which he recorded with Benny Goodman.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “City of Angels” in January 1986 at Olympic Studios in London. It was released on The Art of Excellence, which was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli. It features the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Paul Langosch on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums as well as the The U.K. Orchestra Limited.
“City of Angels,” as well as The Art of Excellence, is available from iTunes.