The song of the day for Wednesday, January 11, 2023, is “Daybreak.”
About This Song
“Daybreak” was written by Ferde Grofé, with lyrics by Harold Adamson. The song 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 July 1995 and released that year on Here’s To The Ladies. The song is in tribute to Dinah Washington. It was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.
“Daybreak,” as well as Here’s To The Ladies is available on Apple Music.
Here’s Dinah Washington’s 1960 recording of “Daybreak” from I Concentrate on You.