The song of the day for Thursday, July 25, 2013 is “Love Is Here To Stay.”
About This Song
“Love Is Here To Stay” was written by George and Ira Gershwin for the 1938 musical film The Goldwyn Follies, which was released shortly after George Gershwin’s death in July, 1937. It was the last song that George Gershwin composed. The song is a jazz and popular standard and has been recorded by singers from Nat King Cole to Ella Fitzgerald to Billie Holiday to Eric Clapton. The song ranks #57 on the jazz standards website.
About This Version
Today’s version is from Tony Bennett’s wonderful 1959 album Hometown, My Town. This is a remarkable album and if you don’t have it in your collection, I urge you to consider getting it; it’s $4.99 at iTunes and I promise you won’t be disappointed.
“Love is Here To Stay,” as well as the full remastered album Hometown, My Town, is available from iTunes.