The song of the day for Friday, October 3, 2014 is “Indian Summer.”
About This Song
“Indian Summer” was composed in 1919 by Victor Herbert; the lyrics were written in 1939 by Al Dubin. Although written in 1919, “Indian Summer” did not become a hit until bands picked it up in the early 1940s (this may have coincided with the addition of the lyrics by Al Dubin in 1939). Frank Sinatra recorded with Tommy Dorsey in 1940. Other recordings include those by Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, Sidney Bechet and Sarah Vaughan.
About This Version
Today’s version is from Bennett’s 1992 album Perfectly Frank. He also recorded a lovely version in 1962 that was made available in 2011 with the Complete Collection box set, when it was added to I Wanna Be Around as a bonus track.
After two weeks of cool, rainy, Portland fall weather, we are having a few days of glorious late summer temperatures. If that isn’t an Indian Summer, I’m not sure what is.