The Song of the Day for October 16, 2012 is One For My Baby (And One More For The Road).
About One For My Baby
This is one of the great American songs, written by Harold Arlen (music) and Johnny Mercer (lyrics). One For My Baby was written for movie The Sky’s The Limit (1943) and was introduced by Fred Astaire. Like most songs by either Arlen or Mercer, this song has been recorded many, many times by American singers ranging from Astaire to Lena Horne to Lou Rawls to Iggy Pop to Willie Nelson.
The last few times I’ve seen Mr. Bennett in concert, he and Lee Musiker at piano are having a great time with this song. It’s a real joy to hear Tony Bennett sing it live.
About This Version
Today’s version is the duet that Tony Bennett sang with John Mayer on Duets II. Today is John Mayer’s birthday, and the Year of Tony Bennett wishes him a very happy birthday.