The song of the day for Wednesday, August 30, 2023, is “Daybreak.”
About This Song
The song “Daybreak” was part of a classical suite of songs by Ferde Grofé called Mississippi Suite, composed in 1925. Lyricist Harold Adamson took the theme from the final movement and wrote lyrics for it, resulting in the song “Daybreak.” The song is in honor of Dinah Washington, who sang it regularly.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Daybreak” in July 1995 for his album Here’s To The Ladies, with an arrangement by Jorge Calandrelli. Bennett recorded this song in honor of Dinah Washington, who recorded “Daybreak” in 1960.
“Daybreak,” as well as Here’s To The Ladies, is available on Apple Music.
Here’s Dinah Washington’s 1960 recording of “Daybreak” from her album I Concentrate On You.