The playlist of the week for July 14, 2019, is Tony Loves Jerome Kern.
This week’s consists of songs written by Jerome Kern, who wrote some of the most beautiful songs of the 20th century. As Bill Charlap said about Kern:
Jerome Kern is the angel at the top of the tree for American popular songwriters and writers of the theater. He influenced George Gershwin. He influenced Richard Rodgers. He influenced all of the songwriters.
This week our playlist explores the songs of Jerome Kern. Tony Bennett has a special feel for Kern's songs, as do I and many of his fans.
The Way You Look Tonight, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, written in 1936
Make Believe, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, written in 1927
All The Things You Are, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, written in 1939
Ol’ Man River, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, written in 1927
I’m Old Fashioned, lyrics by Johnny Mercer, written in 1942
I Won’t Dance, lyrics by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, written in 1934
Nobody Else But Me, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, written in 1946
They Didn’t Believe Me, lyrics by Herbert Reynolds, written 1914
Long Ago and Far Away, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, written in 1944
Look for the Silver Lining, lyrics by Buddy DeSylva, written in 1919