Our first song of the day for Duke Ellington Week at The Year of Tony Bennett, April 28, 2013, is I’m Just a Lucky So-and-So.
About This Song
This song was written in 1945 by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Mack David.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song for his second album, Tony, released in 1957. This was the first Ellington song that Tony Bennett recorded. While not one of Ellington’s major pieces, it was a perfect song for Bennett at this stage of his career, I think.
I’m Just a Lucky So-and-So, as well as the full Tony album, is available from iTunes.