The song of the day for Friday, June 21, 2019, is “In the Wee Small Hours.”
About This Song
“In the Wee Small Hours” was written in 1955 by David Mann and Bob Hilliard. This song is, of course, widely identified with Frank Sinatra, who anchored his well-received concept album In the Wee Small Hours around this song. Interestingly, the song almost didn’t get written. The two songwriters were working in Hilliard’s home in New Jersey. It was well past midnight and Mann was getting ready to leave for home in New York. Hilliard urged him to stay and Mann came up with the tune, to which Hilliard quickly wrote the lyrics.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “In the Wee Small Hours” in 1964, with a fine arrangement by Ralph Sharon. This recording was released on Bennett’s 1966 album A Time For Love.
In The Wee Small Hours – 2011 Remaster, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“In the Wee Small Hours,” as well as A Time For Love, is available from iTunes.