The song of the day for Saturday, April 22, 2017 is “There Will Never Be Another You.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “There Will Never Be Another You,” was written in 1942, with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Mack Gordon.
It’s ironic that one of Harry Warren’s most beautiful songs was written for a Sonja Henie vehicle called Iceland, starring Miss Henie and John Payne as a U.S. Marine stationed in Iceland during World War II. The song was introduced in the movie by Joan Merrill.
Amazingly, this beautiful song was not nominated for an Academy Award. No matter. The song has become a serious jazz standard and has had many fine recordings, including Bennett’s 1959 recording with Count Basie and his 1962 improvisation with Dave Brubeck at the White House Sessions. Other significant recordings include those by Lionel Hampton, Chet Baker, Nat King Cole and Sonny Rollins.
About This Version
This is Bennett’s first recording of “There Will Never Be Another You,” from 1959’s album In Person!, with Tony Bennett and Count Basie and His Orchestra. The lovely arrangement is by Ralph Sharon.
“There Will Never Be Another You,” as well as In Person!, is available from iTunes.