The song of the day for Thursday, December 2, 2021, is “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.”
About This Song
“A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” was written in 1939 by Manny Sherwin and Erick Mashwitz. It was introduced in London in the 1940 revue New Faces by Judy Campbell. Glenn Miller recorded it with Bob Eberly and introduced the song to American audiences. The song was quite popular during World War II and was recorded widely during that period. Significant recordings include those by Ray Noble, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Anita O’Day, Rosemary Clooney, and Nat Cole.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” in 1992 for his album Perfectly Frank, which won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance. Ralph Sharon wrote the arrangement.
“A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” as well as Perfectly Frank is available on Apple Music.