Today Bee asks us to choose a love song from 1932.
This song is from 1932, but Ella Fitzgerald recorded her version in 1956, the year I was born.
“Night and Day” is a popular song by Cole Porter that was written for the 1932 musical Gay Divorce. It is perhaps Porter’s most popular contribution to the Great American Songbook and has been recorded by dozens of musicians.
Fred Astaire introduced “Night and Day” on stage. His recording of the song with the Leo Reisman orchestra was a No. 1 hit, topping the charts of the day for ten weeks. He performed it again in the 1934 film version of the show, renamed The Gay Divorcee, and it became one of his signature songs.
Gotta love Fred and Ginger.