The song of the day for Saturday, February 1, 2020, is “Taking a Chance on Love.”
About This Song
“Taking a Chance on Love” was written by Vernon Duke, with lyrics by John LaTouche and Ted Fetter for the 1940 musical Cabin in the Sky, where it was introduced by the great Ethel Waters and Dooley Wilson. The song works well for both jazz singers and instrumentalists, with significant recordings by Dave Brubeck, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, and Dizzy Gillespie.
About This Version
Tony Bennett sang “Taking a Chance on Love” at his legendary concert at Carnegie Hall in 1962, captured on Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall.
“Taking a Chance on Love,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.