The song of the day for Wednesday, December 12, 2018, is “In the Wee Small Hours.”
Today we are celebrating the great singer Frank Sinatra, who was born 103 years ago on December 12, 1915.
About This Song
“In the Wee Small Hours” was written by David Mann and Bob Hilliard in 1955. This song is, of course, widely identified with Frank Sinatra, who anchored his well-received concept album In the Wee Small Hours around this song. Interestingly, the song almost didn’t get written. The two songwriters were working in Hilliard’s home in New Jersey. It was well past midnight and Mann was getting ready to leave for home in New York. Hilliard urged him to stay and Mann came up with the tune, to which Hilliard quickly wrote the lyrics.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “In the Wee Small Hours” in 1964; it was released in 1966 on the album A Time For Love.
In The Wee Small Hours – 2011 Remaster, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“In the Wee Small Hours,” as well as A Time For Love, is available from iTunes.
And, in honor of Frank Sinatra, here’s the first recording from his 1955 album In the Wee Small Hours.
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, a song by Frank Sinatra on Spotify