The song of the day for Thursday, August 18, 2016 is “Don’t Wait Too Long.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Don’t Wait Too Long,” was written by Sunny Skylar. It concerns a relationship between a younger and older person (“you are the summer and I am the autumn”) and the realization that the time together may not be as long as they’d wish. Other recordings of this song are by Frank Sinatra (1965, September of My Years) and Blossom Dearie (1964, May I Come In).
About These Version
Tony Bennett has recorded this song twice. The first was in 1963 for the album The Many Moods of Tony. The second was recorded some 50 years later, in 2014 for Cheek To Cheek. I think it’s worth listening to both versions. After 50 years, some are the same and some others are quite different. Both are wonderful.
“Don’t Wait Too Long,” as well as The Many Moods of Tony, is available from iTunes.
“Don’t Wait Too Long,” as well as Cheek To Cheek, is available from iTunes.