The song of the day for Sunday, April 15, 2018 is “Come Rain or Come Shine.”
About This Song
“Come Rain or Come Shine” was written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer for the 1946 Broadway musical St. Louis Woman. The song itself is rather unusual, in that the same note repeated 12 times in the first two measures. In spite of that repetition, or perhaps because of it, the song works very well for the singer. Al Gioia in Jazz Standards says that “this composition tends to resist grandstanding, and instead appeals to the more introspective improviser.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Come Rain or Come Shine” in 1960 for the album Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen, released in 1961. The album was conducted and arranged by Glenn Osser, a noted arranger, conductor and songwriter.
I just felt like a Harold Arlen song today.
“Come Rain or Come Shine,” as well as Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen, is available from iTunes.