The song of the day for February 7, 2014 is “A Shine On Your Shoes.”
About This Song
“A Shine On Your Shoes” was written in 1932 by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz for the 1932 Broadway revue Flying Colors, where it was performed by dancing team of Buddy and Vilma Ebsen. This song, as well as others by Schwartz and Dietz, were reused for the 1953 Fred Astaire musical The Band Wagon.
About This Version
Today’s song is from Tony Bennett’s 1993 album Steppin’ Out. This album, which features songs sung by Fred Astaire in his films, features beautifully the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Doug Richeson on bass and Clayton Cameron on drums. The entire album is full of delights, including today’s song.
“A Shine On Your Shoes,” as well as the album Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.