The song of the day for Thursday, February 8, 2018 is “Just In Time.”
About This Song
“Just in Time” is one of the great songs from the 1956 musical Bells Are Ringing, written by Jule Styne, with lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden. This song was introduced by Judy Holliday and Sidney Chaplin in the Broadway version; Holliday and Dean Martin sang it in the 1960 film version of Bells Are Ringing.
About This Version
Tony Bennett followed his upbeat opening of “Lullaby of Broadway” with a slightly slower but exuberant version of “Just In Time.” Bennett first recorded “Just In Time” in 1956, the year that Bells Are Ringing opened; it was initially released as a single and was included on the Mr. Broadway album, released in early 1962; he also recorded with The Count Basie Orchestra in 1958 for In Person! It’s been a part of his repertoire ever since–he sang it at an impromptu concert in March 1965 when he participated in the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
Today, we celebrate the June 9, 1962 recording at Carnegie Hall, released on Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall.
“Just in Time,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.
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