NRP did this story on Morning Edition today about Love For Sale on its launch day.
The song of the day for Saturday, July 27, 2019, is “It Was Me.”
About This Song
Today’s song was originally titled “C’etait Moi” was composed by Gilbert Bécaud, with lyrics by Maurice Vidalin, in 1960. The English lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel, with the English title “It Was Me.” It’s a beautiful love song that brings memories of summers past and, maybe, to come.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “It Was Me” in 1962 for his 1963 album I Wanna Be Around. The excellent arrangement is by Marty Manning.
In 2009, Tony Bennett was interviewed on NPR for a series where people named their favorite summer song. Bennett picked “It Was Me.”
“It Was Me,” as well as I Wanna Be Around, is available from iTunes.
Tony Bennett will be interviewed by Scott Simon on Saturday’s Weekend Edition. That’s this Saturday, October 10, 2015. NPR will be posting the interview on their site that day; I’ll touch back here and add the URL. Scott adores Tony and I think it will be a great interview.
— Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) October 7, 2015
— nprmusic (@nprmusic) October 7, 2015
Robin Young interviewed Tony Bennett for the NPR program Here and Now. Click here to listen to the interview.
It’s a great day for interviews at The Year of Tony Bennett.
Tony Bennett’s 2004 visit to Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz was replayed this week. If you haven’t heard this episode of this very fine program, you can listen to it here.
I’ve been listening to audio version of Marian McPartland’s book, All In Good Time. Ms. McPartland reads her own book, which makes it even more special. The book is available from Audible.