The song of the day for Wednesday, February 20, 2019, is “All The Things You Are.” About This Song “All The Things You Are” was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein for the 1939 musical Very Warm For May. In American Popular Song, Alec Wilder considers it to be one of Kern’s finest songs […]
Quote of the Day
The concert was held on June 9, 1962. Backstage I had a healthy case of the butterflies and reflected on Sinatra’s advice about the jitters. From the moment I hit the stage all the nervousness disappeared, and I knew I was gonna nail it.
The song of the day for Tuesday, February 19, 2019 is “Speak Low.” About This Song “Speak Low” was written by Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash for the 1943 musical One Touch of Venus, where it was introduced by Mary Martin and Kenny Baker. In addition to several very fine Tony Bennett recordings, “Speak Low” […]
The song of the day for Monday, February 18, 2019, is “How Insensitive.” About This Song Written in 1963, Antonio Carlos Jobim based this composition on Chopin’s “Prelude No. 4.” This song has been widely recorded, including a very fine early recording with Jobim and Stan Getz for their 1963 album Jazz Samba Encore, Astrud […]
The song of the day for Sunday, February 17, 2019, is “Fly Me to the Moon.” About This Song “Fly Me To The Moon” was written in 1954 by Bart Howard. It was originally titled “In Other Words,” but the song was not doing that well, in spite of several recordings. In 1962, Howard renamed […]