The song of the day for Friday, October 6, 2023, is “A Shine On Your Shoes.”
About This Song
“A Shine On Your Shoes” was written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Diets 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
“A Shine On Your Shoes,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available on Apple Music.
When Fred Astaire was filming The Band Wagon, he wanted to use an authentic bootblack for “A Shine On Your Shoes.” He hit the jackpot when they found Leroy Daniels, a dancing shoeshine man who worked in downtown Los Angeles.