The song of the day for Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 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 recorded this version of “All the Things You Are” in 1962 at his legendary concert at Carnegie Hall. The recording of that concert is happily captured in full on Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall. If I really did have to choose only one album for the desert island, it would have to be this one.
All The Things You Are (From “Very Warm For May”) – Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY – June 1962, a song by Tony Bennett, Ralph Sharon & His Orchestra on Spotify
“All The Things You Are,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.