The song of the day for Wednesday, February 16, 2022, is “Come Rain or Come Shine.”
About This Song
“Come Rain or Come Shine” was written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer for the musical St. Louis Woman. The song itself is rather unusual, in that the same note is 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 Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen. Glenn Osser wrote the arrangements and conducted the orchestra for the album.
“Come Rain or Come Shine,” as well as Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen is available on Apple Music.