The song of the day for Saturday, September 10, 2016 is “The Party’s Over.”
About This Song
“The Party’s Over” is one of the hit songs from the 1956 musical Bells Are Ringing (the other being another Tony Bennett song “Just In Time”), which was composed by Jule Styne and with lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden. The song was introduced by Judy Holliday, who won the Tony award for her performance.
About This Version
Your faithful blogger had to call in sick today and so was home when the 1960 film version of Bells Are Ringing, starring Judy Holliday and Dean Martin, was on Turner Classic Movies this afternoon. It turned out that I’d never seen it before and I loved every moment of it. And so, today we feature a song from the score of Bells Are Ringing.
Tony Bennett recorded “The Party’s Over” in 1959 for his album Hometown, My Town, wonderfully arranged by Ralph Burns. I know I say it a lot, but this is one of Bennett’s best, if somewhat unknown, albums. It was one of the first true “concept” albums in the industry and tells the story of a young man getting his start, falling in love and getting his heart broken in Manhattan. Wonderful album with many wonderful songs, including this one.
“The Party’s Over,” as well as Hometown, My Town, is available from iTunes.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Hometown, My Town, here’s the Spotify link to the full album.
Here’s the wonderful Judy Holliday singing today’s song from the film version of Bells Are Ringing.