The song of the day for Sunday, June 2, 2013 is “Life is a Song.”
About This Song
“Life is a Song” was written in 1935 by Fred Ahlert and Joe Young. Ahlert wrote other popular songs from the period, including “Bye, Bye Blackbird” and “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Life is a Song” with the Count Basie Orchestra in 1958 for his first album with Basie called Basie/Bennett; the same album has also been released from Strike Up Band.
“Life is a Song,” as well as the remastered Strike Up The Band album, is available from iTunes.