The song of the day for Wednesday, March 21, 2018 is “Spring Is Here.”
About This Song
“Spring Is Here” was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for the 1938 film “I Married An Angel,” where it was introduced by Dennis King and Vivienne Segal. It’s one of Hart’s saddest lyrics, where the coming of Spring has no meaning, as his love is gone. But rather than a sad, depressing song, with the lovely melody by Rodgers, the song has sweet poignancy.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Spring Is Here” with the unusual and brilliant The Ruby Braff-George Barnes Quartet, which featured Braff on cornet, Barnes and Wayne Wright on guitar and John Guiffrida on bass. The sound is perfect for the collection, in spite of the lack of the customary piano and drums. No matter, it’s a lovely arrangement. “Spring Is Here” was released in 1976 on Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rodgers & Hart Songs, released on Bennett’s on Improv label.
“Spring Is Here,” as well as The Complete Improv Recordings, is available from iTunes.