As the Tony Bennett tour performs tonight in Calgary, Canada at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Song of the Day for August 24, 2012 is Mountain Greenery.
About Mountain Greenery
Mountain Greenery was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for the 1926 review The Garrick Gaieties and was introduced by the actor Sterling Holloway. Besides Mr. Bennett’s recording, the song is also associated with Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald. Like many Rodgers and Hart songs, it has nimble quality in the sweetness of the love song.
About This Version
Tony recorded this song 1973 for Tony Bennett Sings… More Great Rodgers and Hart for his Improv label. It’s a sweet and charming arrangement of very nice song and always brings a smile to me.