The song of the day for Sunday, August 27, 2017 is “Without a Song.”
About This Song
“Without a Song” was written 1929, with music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu, for the musical Great Day. It has been recorded by artists ranging from Perry Como to Mario Lanza to Frank Sinatra. Great Day was set in 19th century Louisiana; as a result some of the lyrics have been changed over time to remove language that is now considered objectionable.
About This Version
Tony Bennett first recorded “Without a Song” in 1956 for the album Tony; he sang it again in 1962 at his Carnegie Hall concert. Today, we’re featuring his 1958 recording with Count Basie and His Orchestra for the album In Person!
“Without a Song,” as well as In Person!, is available from iTunes.