The song of the day for Saturday, June 20, 2015 is “I’ve Got Five Dollars.”
About This Song
Rochard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart wrote “I’ve Got Five Dollars” for the 1931 musical America’s Sweetheart, where it was introduced by Ann Sothern (who was still using her given name of Harriette Lake) and Jack Whiting. Notable recordings include those by Ella Fitzgerald, Jeri Southern, and Tony Bennett.
About This Version
I love the lyrics to this classic Depression-era song–in spite of tough times, love wins out! Bennett does a lovely job with this song.
“I’ve Got Five Dollars,” as well as The Complete Improv Recordings, is available from iTunes.
Yes, it’s Saturday and, sorry to say, I have no video to include. So instead, I offer a selection of today’s song sung by other artists. I hope you enjoy them.
We’ll start off with Bobby Short:
And now Ella Fitzgerald:
What about some Jeri Sothern?
And this spectacular 1931 version from the Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra, with vocals from Frank Luther: