A Foggy Day

A Foggy Day

PROFILE
Composer George Gershwin
Lyricist Ira Gershwin
Year Written 1937
ABOUT A Foggy Day
A Foggy Day was introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 movie A Damsel in Distress. The song has been quite popular with many great recordings, including those by Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, and Billie Holiday.

Lyrics

A foggy day,
in London town,
it had me low,
and it had me down.

I viewed the morning,
with much alarm,
the British Museum,
had lost its charm.

How long I wondered,
could this thing last,
but the age of miracles,
it hadn’t passed.

For suddenly,
I saw you standing right there
And in foggy London town,
the sun was shining everywhere

Session / Album Information

1962

“A Foggy Day” was recorded on March 15, 1962 for On The Glory Road, which was to be released in 1962, but was canceled. The song was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8613 — On The Glory Road (release canceled)
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1813 — On The Glory Road (release canceled)
  • 2011: Disc #22 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK22) On the Glory Road

1992

“A Foggy Day” was recorded in June 1992 and was released that year on Perfectly Frank. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1992: Columbia CD: CK 52965 — Perfectly Frank
  • 1992: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6565 — Perfectly Frank [Japan]
  • 2007: Sony Music CD: 715320 — Tony Bennett Sings the Ultimate American Songbook, Vol. 1
  • 2011: Disc #58 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK57) Perfectly Frank

1994

“A Foggy Day” was recorded and televised live on April 12, 1994 on MTV. The MTV Unplugged album was released in June of that year. The songs from the televised concert were arranged by Tony Bennett and the Ralph Sharon Trio.

This recording released on:

  • 1993: Columbia CD: CK 66214 — MTV Unplugged
  • 2011: Discs #60/61 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK59) MTV Unplugged

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