The song of the day for Tuesday, August 12, 2014 is “The Party’s Over.”
About This Song
“The Party’s Over” is from the 1956 Broadway musical Bells Are Ringing, which featured a brilliant score with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The song was introduced by the great star of the show, Judy Holliday.
I must confess that I just heard the news about the death of Robin Williams and am feeling so sad. So, I hope you don’t mind a somewhat sad song on a beautiful summer day.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Party’s Over” for his wonderful (and sometimes overlooked) 1959 album Hometown, My Town. The album was arranged and conducted by Ralph Burns, bringing a muscular jazz motif to the orchestral score. All of the songs on this album are brilliantly arranged by Burns.
“The Party’s Over,” as well as Hometown, My Town, is available from iTunes.