The song of the day for Wednesday, January 9, 2019. is “The Last Time I Saw Paris.”
About This Song
Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein wrote “The Last Time I Saw Paris” in 1940, and it was later used in the 1941 film Lady Be Good. The song enjoyed great popularity and had many recordings, including Kate Smith’s in 1940. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. This song was also featured in the 1954 movie The Last Time I Saw Paris.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Last Time I Saw Paris” with Bill Charlap for their 2015 album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. Charlap’s piano on this recording is especially effective.
The Last Time I Saw Paris, a song by Tony Bennett, Bill Charlap on Spotify
“The Last Time I Saw Paris,” as well as The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, is available from iTunes.