The song of the day for Sunday, January 8, 2017 is “Home Is The Place.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Home Is The Place,” was written in 1960 with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Styne and Sondheim wrote the brilliant musical Gypsy, which opened in 1959. After that collaboration, Jule Styne expressed an interest in their continuing to work together, resulting in the songs “Home is the Place” and “Come Over Here.”
About This Version
We’re paying another visit to one of my favorite of the lesser-known Tony Bennett albums: Yesterday I Heard The Rain, released in 1968. In addition to this album having some very fine recordings of some great standards, Mr. Bennett appears to have borrowed my Dad’s favorite sweater from 1968 for the cover shoot. 🙂
Bennett recorded “Home Is The Place” in April, 1968 with a fine Torrie Zito arrangement.
“Home Is The Place,” as well as Yesterday I Heard The Rain, is available from iTunes.