The song of the day for Monday, October 20, 2014 is “Time After Time.”
About This Song
“Time After Time” was written in 1947, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was written for the movie It Happened in Brooklyn. The song was introduced by Frank Sinatra and was a major hit for him. This song has been widely recorded by many artists.In his fine book The Jazz Standards, Al Gioia quotes Jule Styne as saying “It’s a man’s song — ‘Time After Time.’ When a woman sings it, it is drained of all its power, so to speak. The girls can’t do it.”
Well, tell that to Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Anita O’Day and Cyndi Lauper.
About This Version
Tony Bennett first recorded “Time After Time” in 1958 for his album Long Ago and Far Away, arranged by Frank DeVol; he also sang the song in his 1964 appearance at The Sahara in Las Vegas, as captured on Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: From This Moment On. which is available at iTunes. Today’s version is from his 1992 album Perfectly Frank, his album of songs associated with Frank Sinatra. This version was arranged by Ralph Sharon.
“Time After Time,” as well as the album Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.