The song of the day for Friday, December 4, 2020, is “All the Things You Are.”
About This Song
“All The Things You Are” was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein for the 1939 musical Very Warm For May. In American Popular Song, Alec Wilder considers it to be one of Kern’s finest songs and with good reason. It’s a beautiful tune and Hammerstein’s lyrics are excellent.
About This Version
“All The Things You Are” was the third song Tony Bennett sang at his legendary 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall, released on a two-LP set that year: Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall. Even with 2 LPs, songs had to be cut. The 1997 two-CD release of the album contains all of the 44 (!) songs Mr. Bennett sang that night. Ralph Sharon was the musical director and pianist.
“All The Things You Are,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from Apple Music.