The song of the day for Friday, November 28, 2014 is “I’m Way Ahead of the Game.”
About This Song
This song was written by Robert Emmett Dolan (music) and Johnny Mercer (lyrics) for the 1964 musical Foxy, based on the play Volpone. The production was not a success and only ran for 72 performances. This song, however, is quite lovely.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song for his 1964 appearance at The Sahara in Las Vegas. The concert was taped, but was not released publicly until the 2011 Complete Collection box set. It is now available on iTunes as well.
“I’m Way Ahead of the Game,” as well as Tony Bennett: Live at the Sahara, is available from iTunes.