The song of the day for Wednesday, June 18, 2014 is “Then Was Then And Now Is Now.”
About This Song
“Then Was Then And Now Is Now” was composed by Cy Coleman with lyrics by Peggy Lee. Miss Lee recorded the song on her album of the same name in 1965. Tony Bennett’s was one of the first recordings of the song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Then Was Then And Now Is Now” in 1965 for his album If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set. The song was arranged and conducted by Don Costa; the album was produced by Ernie Altschuler. The album featured the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Sharon on piano, Hal Gaylord on bass and Billy Exiner on drums. The great Al Cohn lent his tenor sax to the album as well.
“Then Was Then And Now Is Now,” as well as the album If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set, is available from iTunes.