The song of the day for Sunday, August 27, 2023, is “The Folks That Live On The Hill.”
About This Song
“The Folks That Live On The Hill” was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein for the 1937 movie High, Wide, and Handsome, where it was introduced by Irene Dunne. Bing Crosby recorded it that same year. Peggy Lee recorded it in 1957 for her album The Man I Love which was conducted by Frank Sinatra. Other recordings include those by Diana Krall, Jo Stafford, and Nina Simone.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Folks That Live On The Hill” in May 1989 for his autobiographical album Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, which was released in February 1990. It was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.
“The Folks That Live On The Hill,” as well as Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, is available on Apple Music.