The song of the day for Thursday, April 27, 2017 is “I’ll Be Seeing You.”
About This Song
“I’ll Be Seeing You,” written in 1938 by Sammy Fain (music) and Irving Kahal (lyrics), grew to its fame during World War II, when it became something of an anthem for soldiers serving overseas and the loved ones left at home. It’s been recorded by Billie Holiday, Al Hirt, Lisa Minelli, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and Willie Nelson. One of my favorite recordings is from Tony’s old friend Rosemary Clooney, who closed her 1991 album For The Duration with this song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I’ll Be Seeing You” in 1992 for his album of songs associated with Frank Sinatra: Perfectly Frank. Like Rosemary, Bennett also closed out this magnificent album with “I’ll Be Seeing You.” The song features a very fine arrangement by Ralph Sharon. This album is also significant in that Columbia recording engineer Frank Laico came out of retirement to serve as recording engineer for the album.
“I’ll Be Seeing You,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.