The song of the day for Friday, October 30, 2015 is “Alright, Okay You Win.”
About This Song
“Alright, Okay You Win” was written in 1955 by Mamie Watts and Sid Wyche for The Count Basie Orchestra and was first recorded by Basie in 1956 featuring vocalist Joe Williams. In addition to the Bennett / Krall recording, this song has been recorded by Peggy Lee, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald and Bette Midler.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall recorded “Alright, Okay You Win” in May 2001 for the album Playin’ With My Friends. While it may not be one of his best-known albums, it’s a terrific album and is a lot of fun. And if you’re thinking to yourself something like Tony Bennett? Singing the Blues? Well, just give it a good listen and I think you’ll enjoy it. Or your money back.
“Alright, Okay You Win,” as well as Playin’ With My Friends, is available from iTunes.