CBS 60 Minutes and Anderson Cooper did this wonderful story about Tony Bennett.
NRP did this story on Morning Edition today about Love For Sale on its launch day.
The song of the day for Friday, October 1, 2021, is “Love For Sale.”
Love For Sale is available today, October 1, 2021. Order the CD and while you’re waiting for it to arrive, the streaming services will tide you over!
About This Song
“Love For Sale” was written by Cole Porter for the 1930 Broadway musical The New Yorkers, written from the viewpoint of a prostitute offering “love for sale.” The song was denounced because of the content and most radio stations refused to play it. More disturbing was the backlash about the song being sung by a white singer. They reset the song to performed in the Cotton Club and sung by a black female singer.
In spite of this, the song did become quite popular. Early recordings include those by Lily Holman and Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians and The Jack Teagarden Orchestra. Other recordings include those by Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Astrud Gilberto, and Elvis Costello. Tony Bennett recorded it in 1957 for his album The Beat of My Heart.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga recorded “Love for Sale” for their 2021 album of Cole Porter songs, Love For Sale.
“Love For Sale,” as well as the album Love For Sale is available on Apple Music.
We also have the music video made for the recording. Enjoy!
Love For Sale, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s new album, is now available for pre-order.