The song of the day for Wednesday, July 18, 2018 is “Cloudy Morning.”
About This Song
“Cloudy Morning” was written in 1958 by Marvin Fisher and Joseph McCarthy, Jr. This song has been recorded by some of America’s greatest female singers including Julie London, Peggy Lee and Carmen McRae.
About This Version
Tony Bennett released a really wonderful album in 1995 called Here’s To The Ladies. In this album, Bennett honors the 20th century’s greatest female singers by singing songs associated with them: from “People” for Barbra Streisand to “Moonlight in Vermont” for Margaret Whiting and many more. “Cloud Morning” was for Carmen McRae, who recording “Cloudy Morning” with George Shearing for their lovely duet album Two For The Road, released in 1980.
“Cloudy Morning,” as well as Here’s To The Ladies, is available from iTunes.
Here are Carmen McRae and George Shearing.