The song of the day for Thursday, June 29, 2017 is “The Skyscraper Blues.”
About This Song
“The Skyscraper Blues” was written in 1948 by Tom Adair and Gordon Jenkins for the Broadway revue Along Fifth Avenue, which starred Jackie Gleason and Nancy Walker.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Skyscraper Blues” in 1958 for his album Hometown, My Town. The arrangement is by our musical collaborator of the month, Ralph Burns. If you close your eyes, you can imagine yourself alone in New York City.
“The Skyscraper Blues,” as well as Hometown, My Town, is available from iTunes.
Ralph Burns, our musical collaborator of the month, was born on June 29, 1922 in Newton, Massachusetts. It has been a joy for me to focus on his arrangements for Tony Bennett this month.