The song of the day for Monday, August 21, 2023, is “Are You Havin’ Any Fun.”
William James “Count” Basie was born on August 21, 1904, in Red Bank, New Jersey. His collaborations with Tony Bennett in the late 1950s were highlights for the young jazz singer. The Year of Tony Bennett is proud to remember Count Basie on the anniversary of his birth.
About This Song
“Are You Havin’ Any Fun?” was written by Jack Yellen and Sammy Fain for the 1939 George White’s Scandals. White produced these Broadway revues from 1919 to 1939. Stars introduced in his Scandals include Bert Lahr, Ethel Merman, Ray Bolger, and The Three Stooges.
About This Version
“Are You Havin’ Any Fun,” as well as Basie Swings/Bennett Sings, is available on Apple Music.