The song of the day for Monday, November 4, 2013 is “Jeepers Creepers.”
About This Song
“Jeepers Creepers” was written by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer for the 1938 movie Going Places. Louis Armstrong introduced the song in the movie and continued to sing it throughout his career. In the movie, Armstrong portrays the trainer for a racehorse, who can only be calmed when by hearing the song “Jeepers Creepers” played on the trumpet.
About This Version
Today’s song is from Tony Bennett’s 1959 album with the Count Basie Orchestra, Basie/Bennett. The Year of Tony Bennett thinks this is a good song to get us all up and going on a Monday. This song, as well as the entire album, was arranged by Ralph Sharon and produced by Teddy Reig.
“Jeepers Creepers,” as well as the Basie/Bennett album, is available from iTunes and Amazon.