The song of the day for Sunday, July 26, 2020, is “The Girl I Love.”
About This Song
“The Girl I Love” was originally written by George and Ira Gershwin for the 1924 Broadway musical Lady, Be Good, though it was cut from that production. It was used again in 1927 for Strike Up The Band, but that production closed out of town. The lyrics were revised to “The Man I Love” for the 1928 Rosalie, but was cut from that production as well. In spite of all that, it rightly has its place as one of the great songs in the American Songbook. Notable recordings include those by Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Forrest, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Helen Morgan, and many, many more.
About This Version
Tony Bennett performed “The Girl I Love” in his 1994 live television performance for MTV Unplugged. Bennett gives everyone in the trio the spotlight for a short solo.
“The Girl I Love,” as well as MTV Unplugged, is available from Apple Music.
Thanks to YouTube, we have the video for “The Girl I Love.”