The song of the day for Friday, March 23, 2018 is “I’m Confessin’ That I Love You.”
About This Song
Today’s song, ” I’m Confessin’ That I Love You,” was written in 1930 by Doc Dougherty, Ellis Reynolds and Al J. Neiburg, This song has a somewhat odd start. It was first known as “Lookin’ for Another Sweetie,” with lyrics credited to Chris Smith and Sterling Grant, and was recorded by Fats Waller in 1929. Al Neiburg wrote the new lyrics and the song was recast in 1930 with its current title. Louis Armstrong made the first recording of it in 1930, and in spite of many other recordings, it remained strongly identified with Armstrong.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and k.dl lang recorded “I’m Confessin’ That I Love You” in 2002 for their album Tony Bennett and k.d. lang: A Wonderful World, which feature songs associated with Louis Armstrong. The arrangement was written by Lee Musiker and Peter Matz.
In addition to Tony Bennett and k.d. lang: A Wonderful World, k.d. lang appeared on Playin’ With My Friends, MTV Unplugged and both Duets albums.
“I’m Confessin’ That I Love You,” as well as Tony Bennett and k.d. lang: A Wonderful World, is available from iTunes.
The New York Times had a very fine interview with k.d. lang at her loft in Portland, Oregon (your author’s home town). Check out our topic Constant Craving for the article.