The song of the day for Tuesday, September 12, 2017 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 and with good reason. It’s a beautiful tune and Hammerstein’s lyrics are excellent.
About This Version
I fell in love with this song, sung by this singer, the very first time I heard it and those feelings have never diminished. Tony Bennett sang “All The Things You Are” at his 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall, recorded on Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, with a very nice arrangement by Ralph Sharon.
“All The Things You Are,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.