The song of the day for Sunday, October 23, 2016 is “I Remember You.”
About This Song
” I Remember You” was written by Victor Schertzinger, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, in 1941 for the 1942 movie The Fleet’s In (directed by the composer Schertzinger), where it was introduced by Dorothy Lamour. It is said that Mercer wrote the lyric for Judy Garland, with whom he was deeply in love. The song has been widely recorded over the decades and remains popular today. Notable recordings include those by Tony Bennett, Chet Baker, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall and Dinah Washington.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Remember You” in 2004 for The Art of Romance. The beautiful arrangement is by Johnny Mandel.
I must confess that The Art of Romance has a very special place in my heart. It’s the first Tony Bennett album that I obsessed over. It’s because of that album I bought my first iPod, because I had to take the album with me everywhere I went. There was a period of several months when I listened to The Art of Romance at least once a day, often times more. It’s still my favorite album of all. It’s also the album I give to people who I want to introduce Tony Bennett to — I’ve probably purchased this album a dozen times since it came out and will probably purchase at least that many more in the future.
“I Remember You,” as well as The Art of Romance, is available from iTunes.