The song of the day for Monday, December 7, 2020, is “A Shine On Your Shoes.”
About This Song
“A Shine On Your Shoes” was written by Arthur Schwarz and Howard Dietz for the 1932 Broadway musical Flying Colors. The same song was used for the 1953 movie The Band Wagon, which starred Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “A Shine On Your Shoes” in 1993 for his album Steppin’ Out, with an arrangement by Bennett and Ralph Sharon. The album consists of songs associated with Fred Astaire.
“A Shine On Your Shoes,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from Apple Music.
And here’s Fred Astaire from The Band Wagon.
For the “Shine on My Shoes” number, Fred Astaire wanted to dance with the bootblack. They found the real thing in Leroy Daniels, a dancing shoeshine man working in downtown Los Angeles.