The song of the day for Wednesday, March 29, 2023, is “With Plenty of Money and You.”
About This Song
“With Plenty of Money and You” was written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin for Gold Diggers of 1937, starring Dick Powell and Joan Blondell and choreographed by Busby Berkeley. Interestingly, the score for the film was to have been written by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, but Berkeley didn’t like what they had written and brought in Warren and Dubin for this song and several other songs. Some Arlen and Harburg songs were used in the film as well.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “With Plenty of Money and You” with Count Basie and His Orchestra on January 5, 1959, featuring an arrangement by Ralph Sharon. This recording was released on the album Basie Swings, Bennett Sings in 1959.
“With Plenty of Money and You,” as well as Basie Swings, Bennett Sings is available on Apple Music.