The song of the day for Sunday, April 3, 2016 is “Once Upon A Time.”
About This Song
“Once Upon a Time” was written for the 1962 Ray Bolger musical All American by Charles Strouse and Lee Adamds, where it was introduced by Bolger and Eileen Herbie. While the musical was not a major smash hit, the song is quite lovely. In addition to Tony Bennett’s fine recording, it was also recorded by Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Howard Keel, Bobby Darrin and Mandy Patinkin.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Once Upon A Time” in 1962, with an arrangement by Marty Manning. It was originally released as a single, on the A-side with the song “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” on the B-side. I guess we know which song got all the attention. It was also released that same year on the album I Left My Heart In San Francisco.
“Once Upon A Time,” as well as I Left My Heart In San Francisco, is available from iTunes.