The song of the day for Wednesday, May 1, 2019, is “The Folks That Live on the Hill.”
About This Song
“The Folks That Live on the Hill” was written in 1937 by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, for the movie High, Wide, and Handsome. Bing Crosby recorded it that same year. Peggy Lee recorded it in 1957 for her album The Man I Love; it 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 1989 for his 1990 autobiographical album Astoria: Portrait of the Artist. This album covers the years after Mr. Bennett returned from his tour of service in Europe for World War II as he was readjusting from the war and pursuing his dream to be a singer. I think it’s a remarkable album.
The Folks That Live On The Hill, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“The Folks That Live on the Hill,” as well as Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, is available from iTunes.