The song of the day for Tuesday, May 3, 2016 is “Some Other Time.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Some Other Time,” is from the score of the 1944 Broadway musical On The Town. Leonard Bernstein composed with score, with lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden. On The Town is the story of three sailors on leave in New York City and their romantic adventures. This song is sung at the end by two of the couples. Inexplicably, this beautiful song was cut from the 1949 film version.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “Some Other Time” in 1975 for their first album: The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album. For today, I’ve chosen one of the alternate takes, which many may not have heard. For the definitive collection of recordings from both of their albums, including alternate takes, check out The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Recordings.
“Some Other Time,” as well as The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.
Today we recognize the 98th anniversary of the year of Betty Comden’s birth on May 3, 1917. Her partnership with Adolph Green began she only 20 and continued until his death in 2002. In addition to their lyrics for composers including Bernstein and Jule Styne, they also wrote the screenplay for Singin’ In The Rain, one of great Hollywood comedies about the introduction of the “talkies.”