The song of the day for Saturday, June 14, 2014 is “The Best Is Yet To Come.”
The Year of Tony Bennett chooses this song today in honor of the composer, Cy Coleman, who was born in New York on June 14, 1929. Not only was Mr. Coleman a noted Broadway composer, he was also a jazz pianist and popular song composer. When I sit down and think of my favorite songs, so many of them were written by Cy Coleman. Thanks for the great music.
About This Song
“The Best Is Yet To Come” was written in 1959 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. Some say that the song was written for Tony Bennett. In any case, it is strongly identified with him and he sings it at many of his concerts. Other recordings include those by Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Best Is Yet To Come” in 1960 and released it in 1961 as a single and also added it to his 1962 album I Left My Heart In San Francisco. It was arranged and conducted by Cy Coleman.
“The Best Is Yet To Come,” as well as the album I Left My Heart in San Francisco, is available from iTunes.
Our Saturday YouTube video features Diana Krall and Tony Bennett talking about and recording this song in 2006 for Duets: An American Classic.