The song of the day for Friday, June 22, 2018 is “I Concentrate On You.”
About This Song
Cole Porter wrote “I Concentrate On You” in 1940 for the film Broadway Melody of 1940. It’s one of Porter’s best songs, with recordings by Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington and Judy Garland among others.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Concentrate On You” in 1993 for his album of songs sung or danced by Fred Astaire, Steppin’ Out. The Ralph Sharon Trio, with Doug Richeson on bass and Clayton Cameron on drums, sounds fantastic and the arrangement by Sharon and Bennett is first-rate. This entire album is a real joy.
“I Concentrate On You,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.