The song of the day for Wednesday, June 20, 2018 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
Tony Bennett’s first recording of “All The Things You Are” was for his 1962 Concert at Carnegie Hall. I have to confess that I not heard of this before listening to the album from that concert. But I fell completely in love with this song and often wondered when he might record again. My dreams came true in 2015 with The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, recorded with pianist Bill Charlap. Their version is quite lovely and Charlap’s piano solo is just exquisite.
“All The Things You Are,” as well as The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, is available from iTunes.