The song of the day for Saturday, January 17, 2015 is “When Joanna Loved Me.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “When Joanna Loved Me,” was written in 1963 by Jack Segal (music) and Robert Wells (lyrics). As Bennett says in the introduction to today’s video, he enjoys singing this song so much he named his first daughter Johanna. In 1989, when he was working on Astoria, he asked Segal and Wells to write a song for his second daughter, Antonia.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded “When Joanna Loved Me” several times. Today’s version is, I believe, the first, recorded in 1963 for the album The Many Moods of Tony, released in 1964. It was arranged by Marty Manning.
Today is Saturday and that means it’s Video Saturday at The Year of Tony Bennett. Here’s today’s song, from the 1994 MTV Unplugged concert.