The song of the day for Wednesday, October 23, 2019, is “Dearly Beloved.”
About This Song
“Dearly Beloved” was written in 1942 by Jerome Kern, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, for the film You Were Never Lovelier, starring Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth. The song was nominated for an Academy Award.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Dearly Beloved” with The Bill Charlap Trio for his 2015 album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. Bill Charlap wrote the arrangement.
“Dearly Beloved,” as well as The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, is available from iTunes.