The song of the day for Sunday, January 10, 2016 is “The Song Is You.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “The Song Is You,” was written in 1932 by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II for the musical Music in the Air. The song has been widely recorded, most notably by Frank Sinatra in 1959, but also by Annie Ross, Barbara Cook, Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck, Bing Crosby and Margaret Whiting, among many others.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Song Is You” for his 2015 album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. For this song, both Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes are on piano.
We got to hear Mr. Charlap and Ms. Rosnes in concert his fall and they were wonderful. Don’t pass up an opportunity to hear them play.
“The Song Is You,” as well as The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, is available from iTunes.