The song of the day for Sunday, June 11, 2023, 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. It was written for a Sonja Henie film called Iceland, starring Miss Henie and John Payne as U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iceland during World War II. 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
Tony Bennett recorded “There Will Never Be Another You” on December 30, 1958, for the album In Person! with an arrangement by Ralph Sharon. This album was intended to be recorded live with the Count Basie Orchestra. However, the tape from the concert had poor quality and couldn’t be used. They re-recorded all of the songs in the studio and, oddly, released it with the originally planned title, In Person!.
“There Will Never Be Another You,” as well as In Person! is available on Apple Music.