The song of the day for Tuesday, January 31, 2023, is “Evenin’.”
About This Song
“Evenin'” was written in 1934 by Harry White and Mitchell Parrish. White was a musician with several of the great jazz bands: Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Mitchell Parrish was the lyricist for numerous Duke Ellington songs, though much of his work was attributed to Irving Mills, for whom he worked. “Evenin’” was published by Mills.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Ray Charles recorded “Evenin'” in May 2001 for Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues. Featured on this record are Harry Allen on saxophone and Mike Melvoin on the Hammond B3 organ.
“Evenin’,” as well as Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues is available on Apple Music.