The song of the day for Thursday, October 22, 2020, is “You Took Advantage of Me.”
About This Song
“You Took Advantage of Me” was written by Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart for the 1928 musical Present Arms. The song quickly found itself a popular standard and has been recorded many times, including those by Bing Crosby with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “You Took Advantage of Me” in 1961 for the album My Heart Sings. The album was arranged and conducted by Ralph Burns, who also arranged Hometown, My Town (a favorite of your blogger). Burns worked with Bennett on and off up to his work on Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool in 1999.
“You Took Advantage of Me,” as well as My Heart Sings, is available from Apple Music.