The song of the day for Friday, January 27, 2017 is “The Folks That Live On The Hill.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “The Folks That Live On The Hill,” was written in 1937 by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein for the 1937 movie High, Wide, and Handsome, where it was introduced by Irene Dunne. Bing Crosby recorded it that same year. Peggy Lee recorded it 1957 for her album The Man I Love; it was conducted by Frank Sinatra. Other recordings include those by Diana Krall, Jo Stafford and Nina Simone.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this lovely Jerome Kern song in 1989 for his autobiographical album Astoria: Portrait of the Artist. The arrangement is by Jorge Callendrelli.
We feature this song today in honor of Jerome Kern, who was born on January 27, 1885. He left us an extraordinary gift of his music, including this beautiful song.
“The Folks That Live On The Hill,” as well as Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, is available from iTunes.