Night And Day by Cole Porter

This jam track:

  • Key of C
  • 100 BPM
  • Repeats 3 times
  • Style: Medium-Swing

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As Performed by Frank Sinatra

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 November 29, 1932, when Gay Divorce opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. A week earlier, at Victor’s Gramercy Recording Studio in Manhattan, he gathered with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra to make a record of two Cole Porter compositions, ‘Night and Day’ backed with “I’ve Got You on My Mind”. All was done under the dark shadow cast by the 1929 Stock Market Crash, which had spawned the Great Depression, the worst economic disaster in American history. In just over two years, record industry revenues had fallen from $100 million to $6 million, driving all but three companies (RCA Victor, American Record Corporation (ARC) and Columbia) out of business. The single was released as Victor 24193 on January 13, 1933, and it went on to become the top selling record of the year, with 22,811 copies sold.

Notable recordings of this song include:

  • Billie Holiday (1939)
  • Frank Sinatra (1942, 1947, 1956, 1961, 1977)
  • Bing Crosby (1944)
  • Frances Faye (1952)
  • Charlie ParkerBig Band (1953)
  • Paul Evans (1954)
  • Ella Fitzgerald –  Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book (1956)

Performed by Tony Bennet and Lady GaGa

Performed by the Konrad Paszkudzki Trio