The song of the day for Saturday, August 7, 2021, is “Some Other Time.”
About This Week
Today marks the end of our special week-long celebration of Tony Bennett’s birthday. I saved what I think is the best for last: “Some Other Time” from The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album. Thank you for joining me in honoring the great Tony Bennett on this special birthday. And remember: every year is the year of Tony Bennett.
About This Song
“Some Other Time” was written in 1944 by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green for the Broadway musical On The Town, the story of three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York and their romantic adventures. This song is sung at the very end of the show by two of the couples, as they say goodbye and hope to catch up again, some other time. For reasons unknown, this song was omitted from the 1949 film version of On The Town.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “Some Other Time” for their first album The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, released in 1975. Evans had been playing the song for some time prior to their including it on this first of the two albums they would make together.
“Some Other Time,” as well as The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album is available on Apple Music.
This is Bill Evans’s 1959 recording of “Some Other Time” from Everybody Digs Bill Evans.
In case you’re interested, here is a recording of “Some Other Time” from a studio cast recording of On The Town. The lyricists, Betty Comden and Adolph Greene, sing in this recording. It’s really lovely..
Do I love this song? I absolutely do. I have a playlist of 20 or so recordings of “Some Other Time.” Try the Blossom Dearie version from Blossom Dearie Sings Comden and Greene, also from 1959.