The song of the day for Thursday, November 27, 2014 is “The Folks That Live On The Hill.”
About This Song
This song was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II 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 song in 1989 for his 1990 autobiographical album Astoria: Portrait of the Artist. The album was produced by Danny Bennett and the orchestra was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli. This album marked the first collaboration with Mr. Calandrelli; they have continued to work together up to now, most recently on Cheek To Cheek.
The Year of Tony Bennett would like to wish everyone in U.S. a very happy Thanksgiving. Some of us are the folks that live on the hill, some of us will be visiting the folks that live on the hill and still others of us will be celebrating this day of thanks with friends.
I am thankful for many things this year: good friends, a good job, my great eight-month-old great-nephew. I am thankful for every single person who has found this site or the discography site and chosen to spend a few minutes reading what I have to say. I am very thankful to be a fan of Tony Bennett’s music; music that I love to listen to.
“The Folks That Live On The Hill,” as well as Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, is available from iTunes.