The song of the day for Friday, December 2, 2016 is “Some Other Time.”
About This Song
“Some Other Time” was written in 1944, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden, for the musical On The Town, the story of three sailors on leave in New York City and their romantic adventures. This song is sung at the end by two of the couples. Inexplicably, this beautiful song was cut from the 1949 film version.
About This Version
Today’s version of “Some Other Time” is an alternate take (take 7) from the recording sessions in 1975 that resulted in The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album. The contents of both their albums, as well as many alternate takes, are available on The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Recordings on both CD and for downloading on iTunes.
“Some Other Time,” as well as The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Recordings, is available from iTunes.
The Year of Tony Bennett remembers Adolph Green on the anniversary of his birth on December 2, 1944. He and his partner Betty Comden not only wrote wonderful lyrics for the Broadway stage for composers Leonard Bernstein and Jule Styne, but also wrote screenplays for films including the great Singin’ In The Rain. Adolph, along with Betty Comden, wrote the lyrics for one of Tony Bennett’s most popular songs “Just In Time.”
I found this clip of Adolph Green and Betty Comden on Art Ford’s Greenwich Village Party from 1957. Also attending the party is Cy Coleman, who plays piano. Adolph and Betty sing a song from On The Town called “Carried Away.”