The song of the day for Wednesday, May 28, 2013 is “I Remember You.”
About This Song
“I Remember You” was written by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer in 1942 for the movie The Fleet’s In, where it was introduced by Dorothy Lamour and later reprised by Bob Eberle, Helen O’Connell and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. It is said that Mercer wrote the lyric for Judy Garland, with whom he was said to be in love. The song has been widely recorded over the decades and remains popular today. Notable recordings include those by Tony Bennett, Chet Baker, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall and Dinah Washington.
About This Version
I know I featured this song not too long ago, but a special person requested it and I always honor requests. In her request, she said “I love the way Tony sings this song.” So do I … so do I. The beautiful arrangement is by Johnny Mandel.
“I Remember You,” as well as The Art of Romance, is available from iTunes.