The song of the day for Monday, January 5, 2015 is “My Baby Just Cares For Me.”
About This Song
Today’s song was written by Walter Donaldson (music) and Gus Kahn (lyrics) in 1930 for the film version of Whoopee! starring Eddie Cantor. Though recorded by many artists, the song is widely associated with Nina Simone, who recorded it for her 1958 debt album Little Girl Blue.
About This Version
“My Baby Just Cares For Me” is the second song from our album of the month, Cloud 7. Coming after the medium-to-slow tempo of I Fall In Love Too Easily, this song is upbeat with an easy swing tempo. The lyrics have also been updated from 1930, with references to current film stars: Marlon Brando, Rock Hudson, Jeff Chandler and Tyrone Power. Chuck Wayne’s guitar answers Bennett’s phrases quite nicely throughout. The song is fun; Bennett and the band seem to be having a great time. Just listen to the last line of the song — “At least that what she’s tells me anyway.”
“My Baby Just Cares For Me,” as well as Cloud 7, is available from iTunes.