The song of the day for Monday, November 13, 2017 is “The Folks That Live On The Hill.”
About This Song
This song was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein for the 1937 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. This song has a classic Kern melody and an even more classic Hammerstein lyric.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Folks That Live On the Hill” in 1989 for his autobiographical album Astoria: Portrait of the Artist. It was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.
“The Folks That Live On The Hill,” as well as Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, is available from iTunes.