The song of the day for Tuesday, May 15, 2018 is “Some Other Time.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Some Other Time,” was written in 1944, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden, for the Broadway musical On The Town. The musical tells the story of three sailors on leave in New York City and their romantic adventures. This song is sung at the end by two of the couples. Inexplicably, this beautiful song was cut from the 1949 film version.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “Some Other Time” in 1975 for their first album: The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, released that same year.
I love this album, and especially this recording, very much. If I were forced to choose just one album to take with me to the proverbial desert island, it would be The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album. The more I listen to it–and I listen to it quite often–the more I find there.
“Some Other Time,” as well as The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.
If you’d like to hear the full song in context, here’s a lovely recording from a studio recording of “On The Town” from 1960.
Today’s song is one of those interesting mashups of several things I love: Tony Bennett, jazz, and musical theatre.