The song of the day for Tuesday, August 6, 2019, is “I Got a Right to Sing the Blues.”
About This Song
“I Got a Right to Sing the Blues” was written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler for the 1932 Broadway show, Earl Carroll’s Vanities. It has been a blues and jazz standard ever since. Notable recordings include those by Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lean Horne, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Billie Holiday.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bonnie Raitt recorded “I Got a Right to Sing the Blues” in 2001 for the album Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues. The recording features Harry Allen on saxophone and Mike Melvoin on the Hammond B3.
“I Got a Right to Sing the Blues,” as well as Playin’ With My Friends, is available from iTunes.