The song of the day for Wednesday, April 4, 2019, is “Shine On Your Shoes.”
About This Song
“A Shine On Your Shoes” was written for the 1932 Broadway musical Flying Colors by Arthur Schwartz (music) and Howard Dietz (lyrics). The same song was used for the 1953 movie The Band Wagon, which starred Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “A Shine On Your Shoes” in 1993 for the album Steppin’ Out. This album consists of songs either introduced or made famous by Fred Astaire. The arrangement was written by Tony and his pianist Ralph Sharon.
Shine On Your Shoes, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Shine On Your Shoes,” as well as Steppin’ Out, is available from iTunes.
We also have a video of Astaire’s performance of “A Shine On Your Shoes” from The Band Wagon.
Fred Astaire and Leroy Daniels. “For the “Shine on My Shoes” number, Fred Astaire wanted to dance with the bootblack. They found the real thing in Leroy Daniels, a dancing shoeshine man working in downtown Los Angeles.” – from tcm.com