The song of the day for Wednesday, September 2, 2020, is “Sweet Lorraine.”
About This Song
“Sweet Lorraine” was written by Cliff Burwell and Mitchell in 1928, It was originally a vaudeville song; the Rudy Valle recording made the song quite popular and a nice, up-tempo jazz number. Nat King Cole had a major hit with this song in 1940.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Sweet Lorraine” in 1965, though it was not part of the rest of the sessions for If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set. In March 1965, Tony Bennett and Bobby Hackett were appearing live in Chicago and decided to record this song in tribute to Nat King Cole, who had died a month earlier. Hackett played the ukulele (not the cornet, which was his instrument) and Hackett’s friend, Joe Marsala, played clarinet.
“Sweet Lorraine,” as well as If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set, is available from Apple Music.