Thanks to Yuki Nakamura for the You Tube
Can’t We Be Friends was written by Kay Swift and Paul James in 1929. It was introduced on Broadway in The Little Show by Libby Holman. The first record was made that same year by Red Nichols and his Five Pennies. It was later recorded by Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Linda Ronstadt among others.
This version was recorded by Art Tatum December 28, 1953, in Hollywood. California. My copy is from Art Tatum The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces Compact Disc Edition. Disc One Cut 1.
Tatum’s mastery of the piano fools the listener into thinking this is all easy peasy. Art Tatum never ceases to amaze me.