The song of the day for Tuesday, June 29, 2021, is “Sing You Sinners.”
About This Song
“Sing You Sinners” was written by W. Franke Harlin and Sam Coslow in 1930 for a movie called Honey. which starred Lillian Roth. This song has been recorded by artists including Mel Torme, Fletcher Henderson, Rosemary Clooney, and Manhattan Transfer.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded two single releases of “Sing You Sinners:” The first was in 1950 with an arrangement by Marty Manning; the second in 1955 with an arrangement by Percy Faith. The 1955 version seems to have been the definitive version of the 1950s. Bennett sang “Sing You Sinners” at his 1962 Carnegie Hall concert, which was captured on Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall.
“Sing You Sinners,” as well as Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall is available on Apple Music.