The song of the day for Tuesday, April 15, 2014 is “In The Wee Small Hours.”
About This Song
“In The Wee Small Hours” was written in 1955 by composer David Mann and lyricist Bob Hilliard. The story behind the song is that Hilliard and Mann were working at Hilliard’s home in New Jersey. Mann wanted to leave to go to Manhattan but Hilliard insisted they keep working. And out of that came “In The Wee Small Hours.” Frank Sinatra recorded it as the title song for his album released in 1955. Other great recordings include those by Johnny Mathis, Astrud Gilberto and Johnny Hartman. And, of course, Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Today’s version comes from Bennett’s 1966 album A Time For Love. This song features the Ralph Sharon Trio. This album is full of really wonderful songs, some of which were arranged by the Ralph Burns. “Trapped in the Web of Love,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Georgia Rose” and “The Shining Sea” are jut a few of the terrific songs on this album. Well worth digging this out of the record cabinet for a listen.
“In The Wee Small Hours,” as well as the album A Time For Love, is available from iTunes.