The song of the day for Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 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 the song that same year and Peggy Lee recorded it in 1957 for her album The Man I Love, 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 album Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, which was released in 1990. Jorge Calandrelli arranged and conducted the album.
“The Folks That Live on the Hill,” as well as Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, is available from iTunes.