The song of the day for Sunday, December 29, 2013 is “All The Things You Are.”
About This Song
“All The Things You Are” was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1939 musical Very Warm For May. In American Popular Song, Alec Wilder considers it to be one of Kern’s finest songs and with good reason. It’s a beautiful tune and Hammerstein’s lyrics are excellent.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has only recorded this song once: in 1962 at his legendary concert at Carnegie Hall. Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall is widely considered to be one of the greatest live albums ever made. “All The Things You Are” is just one example of the superb songs from this concert.
“All The Things You Are,” as well as the entire Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall album, is available from iTunes.