The song of the day for Sunday, January 1, 2017 is “All The Things You Are.”
About This Song
“All The Things You Are” was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein for the 1939 musical Very Warm For May. In American Popular Song, Alec Wilder considers it to be one of Kern’s finest songs and with good reason. It’s a beautiful tune and Hammerstein’s lyrics are excellent.
About This Version
Tony Bennett’s first recorded performance of “All The Things You Are” was at his legendary 1962 Carnegie Hall concert. Today’s version is his most recent, from the 2015 album with Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern.
“All The Things You Are” as well as The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, is available from iTunes.