The song of the day for Tuesday, April 2, 2013 is Mam’selle.
About This Song
Mam’selle was written by Edmund Goulding, with lyrics by Mack Gordon. The song was used in the 1947 Tyrone Power movie The Razor’s Edge. Five different recordings of the song reached the top ten list in that same year, including versions by Dick Haymes, Frank Sinatra and Dennis Day. Frankie Laine recorded a jazz version as well.
About This Version
Today’s version is from one of my favorite Tony Bennett albums, Tony Bennett Sings For Two. This album featured just Tony and Ralph Sharon on piano with no other musicians. I only recently discovered that the entire album was recorded in a single session. It’s a beautiful album that features Bennett’s voice perfectly.
Mam’selle, as well as Tony Bennett Sings For Two, is available from iTunes.