The song of the day for Tuesday, August 15, 2023, is “Come Rain or Come Shine.”
Today’s song, “Come Rain or Come Shine,” was recorded 63 years ago today on August 15, 1960.
About This Song
“Come Rain or Come Shine” was written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer for the 1946 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” on August 15, 1960, for his album Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen (the first of his albums to feature the music of a single composer). Glenn Osser wrote the arrangement and conducted the orchestra.
“Come Rain or Come Shine,” as well as Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen, is available on Apple Music.