I’d love a Cole Porter album!
— SeuAcervo_music (@SeuAcervo_Music) August 23, 2014
More on this album and possible touring from Billboard.
The song of the day for Saturday, August 16, 2014 is “Anything Goes.”
“Anything Goes” was written by Cole Porter for the 1934 Broadway musical of the same name. The song is sung by the female star, Reno Sweeney, played by Ethel Merman. It was a big hit on Broadway, becoming the fourth long-running musical of the 1930s. It has had many successful revivals, most recently in 2011 by New York’s Roundabout Theater, starring Sutton Foster. Including the original production, revivals and film and television, there are fifteen different cast recordings.
The title song has proven quite popular and is one of Porter’s more popular songs. It’s been recorded many times, by artists ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Stan Gets and Gerry Mulligan to Frank Sinatra to The Dave Brubeck Quartet.
Today’s version is from Tony Bennett’s 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall, arranged by Ralph Sharon. Bennett also recorded it in 1958 with Count Basie for Basie/Bennett.
“Anything Goes,” as well as the complete version of Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.
For our Saturday video, we’re happy to feature the video preview of the new Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga album, Cheek to Cheek, due out next month on September 23, 2014. This video, as well as the release of the single on iTunes, is a sweet teaser for what is sure to be a great album.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga made the big announcement on the Today Show today. Cheek to Cheek will be out on September 23.
If you didn’t catch them this morning, you can watch it here. Arriving in a Rolls Royce, no less.
“Anything Goes” from the album is now available from iTunes. Get it here.
The video for “Anything Goes” is up on Tony Bennett’s VEVO channel:
We’ve got Cheek to Cheek fever! We promise to keep you posted on all the Cheek to Cheek news.
The song of the day for Tuesday, July 29, 2014 is “Cheek To Cheek.”
Irving Berlin wrote “Cheek To Cheek” for the 1935 film Fred Astaire – Ginger Rogers film Top Hat and was used in one of their loveliest dances in any of their films. Fans of the Tom Hanks movie The Green Mile may remember that the Michael Clark Duncan’s last wish was to see a movie and his complete delight in the performance of this song.
“Cheek To Cheek” became an instant hit and has been widely recorded by jazz and popular artists worldwide.
In September, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are releasing their jazz album, which is called Cheek To Cheek. I can hardly wait.
Today’s version of “Cheek To Cheek” is from Tony Bennett’s 1987 album of Irving Berlin songs, Bennett/Berlin. Bennett arranged the songs and sings with the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Paul Langosch on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums.
“Cheek To Cheek,” as well as the album Bennett/Berlin, is available from iTunes.
In honor of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (otherwise known as Lady Gaga) who is celebrating her birthday today, our song of the day for Friday, March 28, 2014 is The Lady Is A Tramp.
The Lady is a Tramp was written in 1937 by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for the Broadway musical Babes in Arms. It’s been a jazz and popular standard from the beginning, with recordings by Tommy Dorsey and Sophie Tucker. Other notable recordings are by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horne.
The first time I heard Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga sing The Lady is a Tramp, I had to jump up and start dancing. As the first song in the album, it’s a great promise on the incredible joys to come. . She’s a natural for jazz and was a great partner for Bennett. It’s a great arrangement of a great song with two great singers. It’s not often that you get hear singers having this much fun while doing an amazing take. As for me, I can hardly wait until the release of Cheek to Cheek later this year.
The Lady is a Tramp, as well as the full Duets II album, is available from iTunes.
And here’s the great video they made when they recorded today’s song: