The song of the day for Monday, March 4, 2013 is The Song Is Ended.
About This Song
The Song Is Ended was written in 1927 by Irving Berlin. The song is said to be from a musical called Will o’ The Whispers, which never opened in New York, but did run in London in 1928.
About This Version
This delightful recording of The Song Is Ended is from Bennett’s 1987 Bennett/Berlin album, comprised completely of Irving Berlin songs. This album is a lot of fun and features some great jazz musicians for various numbers, including Dizzy Gillespie on this recording.
Your author had the great pleasure to hear Dizzy Gillespie at Blues Alley in Washington DC back in 1981. My friend and I arrived early to get a good table, as we would eventually be a party of eight. As she and I settled in early, Dizzy and the band arrived for their setup and when he saw us, he said “Hello lovely ladies.” Whenever I may feel a little blue, I remember that Dizzy Gillespie once called me a lovely lady and I immediately cheer up.
The Song Is Ended, as well as the full Bennett/Berlin album, is available from iTunes.