The song of the day for Sunday, January 24, 2016 is “The Last Time I Saw Paris.”
About This Song
Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein wrote “The Last Time I Saw Paris” in 1940 for the movie Lady Be Good, where it was introduced by Ann Southern. “The Last Time I Saw Paris” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. It was not written especially for the 1954 film The Last Time I Saw Paris, which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson, though the song was used liberally throughout that movie.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song for his 2015 album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. On piano are Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes.
“The Last Time I Saw Paris,” as well as The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, is available from iTunes.