The song of the day for Tuesday, June 2, 2021, 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
I fell in love with this song and Bennett’s recording on my first listen and my love for this song has never faded. Bennett recorded “All The Things You Are” for his 1915 album with Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, which is just as lovely as the recording we’re featuring today.
“All The Things You Are,” as well as Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall is available on Apple Music.