The song of the day for Wednesday, August 8, 2018 is “In The Wee Small Hours.”
About This Song
“In The Wee Small Hours” was written in 1955 by David Mann and Bob Hilliard. This song is, of course, widely identified with Frank Sinatra, who anchored his excellent 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, with an arrangement by Ralph Sharon. The recording was released in 1966 on the album A Time For Love.
“In The Wee Small Hours,” as well as A Time For Love, is available from iTunes.