The song of the day for Thursday, January 28, 2016 is “All In Fun.”
About This Song
“All In Fun” was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1939 Broadway musical Very Warm For May. Though the show was not well-reviewed, the score contained some wonderful songs including this one and “All The Things You Are.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “All In Fun” in 2004 for his wonderful album The Art of Romance. I fell in love with Tony Bennett when I first heard this album. I given this album to friends and they’ve fallen in love as well. The album explores the nature and arc of romance, from beginning to end. The album is warm, funny, gorgeous, sad and gloriously happy. Kind of like romance. “All In Fun” was arranged by Lee Musiker.
“All In Fun,” as well as The Art of Romance, is available from iTunes.