The song of the day for Monday, December 4, 2017 is “The Party’s Over.”
About This Song
“The Party’s Over” was written for the 1956 Broadway hit, Bells Are Ringing, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden. The song was introduced by Judy Holliday, who won the Tony award for her performance and who also appeared in the film version opposite Dean Martin.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Party’s Over” for his 1959 album Hometown, My Town. Ralph Burns did the great arrangement for this and all the other songs on this album.
“The Party’s Over,” as well as Hometown, My Town, is available from iTunes.
As an extra treat, here’s the magnificent Judy Holliday singing “The Party’s Over” from the 1960 film version of Bells Are Ringing.
I realized yesterday that I had forgotten the anniversary of the birth of one of this numbers songwriters, Adolph Green, who was born on December 2, 2014. He had a long and productive writing career with his partner Betty Comden. Together they wrote lyrics for many Broadway musicals and also had a brilliant career in Hollywood, not the least of which was their screenplay for the movie Singin’ In The Rain. Many of the songs we all know and love, like this one or “Some Other Time” were written by Comden and Green.
Elaine Poncelet says
My aunt, then Dolores Lamonte, sang with Tony Bennett in NY early on when he was still using the name Joe Bari. As history tells it in our family, he was actually the opening act for her.
What a great story! Thank you for sharing it.