The song of the day for Friday, March 8, 2019, is “There Will Never Be Another You.”
About This Song
“There Will Never Be Another You” was written in 1942 by Harry Warren, with lyrics by Mack Gordon, for a Sonja Henie vehicle called Iceland, starring Miss Henie and John Payne as a U.S. Marine stationed in Iceland during World War II. The song was introduced in the movie by Joan Merrill. Amazingly, this beautiful song was not nominated for an Academy Award. No matter. The song has become a serious jazz standard and has had many fine recordings, including Bennett’s 1959 recording with Count Basie and his 1962 improvisation with Dave Brubeck at the White House Sessions. Other significant recordings include those by Lionel Hampton, Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, and Sonny Rollins.
About This Version
Today’s version is the terrific improvisation of this tune at the 1962 White House Sessions with the Dave Brubeck Trio. In addition to Brubeck on piano, the trio features Joe Morello on drums and Eugene Wright on bass. The 2013 album Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962 captures the sets for Bennett and Brubeck, as well as a nice improv session with both artists.
There Will Never Be Another You – Live, a song by Tony Bennett, Dave Brubeck Trio on Spotify
“There Will Never Be Another You,” as well as Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962, is available from iTunes.