The song of the day for Tuesday, April 25, 2017 is “The Folks That Live On The Hill.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “The Folks That Live on the Hill,” was written in 1937 by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II for the movie High, Wide, and Handsome, where it was introduced by Irene Dunne. Bing Crosby recorded it that same year. Peggy Lee recorded it 1957 for her album The Man I Love; it was conducted by Frank Sinatra. Other recordings include those by Diana Krall, Jo Stafford and Nina Simone.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Folks That Live on the Hill” in 1989 for his autobiographical album Astoria: Portrait of the Artist (one of this author’s favorite of Bennett’s albums).
“The Folks That Live On The Hill,” as well as Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, is available from iTunes.