The song of the day for Friday, October 8. 2021, is “You Don’t Know What Love Is.”
About This Song
“You Don’t Know What Love Is” was written in 1941 by Gene de Paul, with lyrics by Don Raye for an Abbott and Costello movie called Keep ‘Em Flying, but was cut from the film before it opened. The song was finally used in a B picture named Behind the Eight Ball. “You Don’t Know What Love Is” gradually became a jazz standard, as evidenced by the Miles Davis recording from 1954. Other significant jazz recordings included those by Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Anita O’Day, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone, and Cassandra Wilson.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “You Don’t Know What Love Is” in 1975 for their second album Together Again, released in 1976.
“You Don’t Know What Love Is,” as well as Together Again is available on Apple Music.