The song of the day for Thursday, November 26, 2020, is “The Folks That Live on the Hill.”
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American readers.
About This Song
“The Folks That Live on the Hill” was written in 1937 by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein for the movie High, Wide, and Handsome, where it was introduced by Irene Dunne. Bing Crosby recorded it that same year. Peggy Lee recorded it in 1957 for her album The Man I Love, conducted by Frank Sinatra. Other recordings include those by Diana Krall, Jo Stafford, and Nina Simone.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Folks That Live on the Hill” in 1989 for his autobiographical album Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, released the following year. Jorge Calendrelli wrote the arrangement and conducted the orchestra.
“The Folks That Live on the Hill,” as well as Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, is available from Apple Music.