The song of the day for Tuesday, October 8, 2019, is “Daybreak.”
About This Song
The song “Daybreak” was part of a classical suite of songs by Ferde Grofé called Mississippi Suite, composed in 1925. Lyricist Harold Adamson took the theme from the final movement and wrote lyrics for it, resulting in the song “Daybreak.” Dinah Washington recorded “Daybreak” for her album I Concentrate On You, released in 1960.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Daybreak” in 1995 for the album Here’s to the Ladies and features an arrangement by Jorge Calandrelli. The album features song associated with great 20th century female vocalists. “Daybreak” is for Dinah Washington.
“Daybreak,” as well as Here’s to the Ladies, is available from iTunes.