The song of the day for Friday, September 13, 2019, is “I’m Just A Lucky So And So.”
About This Song
Duke Ellington wrote “I’m Just A Lucky So And So” in 1945, with lyrics by Mack David. A favorite song of Tony Bennett, “I’m Just a Lucky So and So” has also been recorded by Billy Eckstine, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald. and Sarah Vaughan.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded this song several times, including in 1956 for his album Tony and in 1962 at his legendary concert at Carnegie Hall. Today’s version, however, is from his album Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool, released in 1999 in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the birth of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington. The terrific arrangement is by Ralph Burns, whom Tony began working with in 1959 on his album Hometown, My Town.
“I’m Just A Lucky So And So,” as well as Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool, is available from iTunes.