The song of the day for is “Here’s That Rainy Day.”
About This Song
“Here’s That Rainy Day” was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke for the 1953 Broadway musical Carnival in Flanders, which only ran for six performances. This song, however, is quite good and has remained a popular ballad over the years. In addition to Bennett’s recording, it has also been recorded by those such as Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Steve Lawrence, Billy Eckstine and Ann Hampton Calloway. The song is also proved a favorite of jazz instrumentalists, including Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Paul Desmond and Art Pepper, among many others.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded this song twice: first in 1971 and again in 1992 for Perfectly Frank. Today I’d like to feature the 1971 recording for his album With Love, released in 1972. The entire album was arranged by Robert Farnon and was recorded in London. It’s a beautiful album and well worth pulling off the shelf if you haven’t listened to it in a while. The album also includes Bennett’s first recording “Maybe this Time,” which the artist includes in most of his concerts and is a showstopper each time.
“Here’s That Rainy Day,” as well as With Love, is available from iTunes.