The song of the day for Thursday, August 1, 2013 is “All My Tomorrows.”
About This Song
I can’t resist a Jimmy Van Heusen song and so today’s is “All My Tomorrows.” Van Heusen wrote the song with Sammy Cahn for the 1959 Frank Sinatra movie A Hole in the Head, directed by Frank Capra. Van Heusen and Cahn won the Academy Award for Best Song that year, but for another song from the film: “High Hopes.” In any other year, “All My Tomorrows” would certainly have won an award. It’s a singer’s song.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “All My Tomorrows” in 1965 for If Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set. The arrangement is lovely; Bennett sounds wonderful against Ralph Sharon’s piano for this song. If I Ruled The World is, for this author, one of Bennett’s finest albums and this song is certainly one of the many highlights. To be truthful, the album comes very close to being a perfect experience.
“All My Tomorrows,” as well the album If I Ruled the World: Songs For the Jet Set, is available from iTunes.