The song of the day for Wednesday, January 2, 2019, is “Make Believe.”
About This Song
“Make Believe” was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein for the 1927 Broadway musical Show Boat. The first recording of this song was made in 1928 by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, featuring vocals by Bing Crosby.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Make Believe” for his 2015 album with the Bill Charlap Trio, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern.
Make Believe, a song by Tony Bennett, Bill Charlap on Spotify
“Make Believe,” as well as The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, is available from iTunes.
This January we are featuring the songs of Jerome Kern, who was born in January 1885. Look forward to lots of very great songs by Jerome Kern sung by Tony Bennett this month.