The song of the day for Saturday, June 23, 2018 is “It Had To Be You.”
About This Song
“It Had To Be You” was written in 1924, with music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Gus Kahn. It’s a popular standard with many fine recordings, including those by Paul Whiteman, Cliff Edwards and Frank Sinatra. It has also be used in several fims, such as Casablanca and Annie Hall.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “It Had To Be You” in 1964 for his album When Lights Are Low, featuring the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Billy Exiner on drums and Hal Gaylord on bass.
“It Had To Be You,” as well as When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.
Tony Bennett is well-known for his volunteerism and charitable contributions. He is well-known for his appearances at fund raisers. Today we have a video from a televised Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon. I’m not sure of the date, but my guess it’s from the late 1970s or early 1980s.