The song of the day for Thursday, May 30, 2013 is There Will Never Be Another You.
About This Song
There Will Never Be Another You was written by Harry Warren with lyrics by Mack Gordon in 1942 for the Sonje Henie movie Iceland. This song has long outlived the so-so film and has been a well-respected song, both as a popular standard and in the jazz repertoire. Significant recordings (in addition to the one that we feature today) include those by Frank Sinatra, Art Tatum, Chet Baker, Rosemary Clooney and Nat King Cole.
About This Version
This song has been a favorite of mine for many years and so I was very happy to see on the playlist for the newly released Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962 album. It comes at the end of the album in the section where Tony Bennett and the Dave Brubeck Trio (Brubeck, Eugene Wright and Joe Morello) improvise for a few songs, including the previously released That Old Black Magic. This recording is a revelation. It starts off like the nice slow ballad I’ve always loved and then Tony just takes off on one of the most exciting jazz vocal performances I’ve ever heard. It’s really extraordinary how well this album captures the energy of that live performance.
There Will Never Be Another You, as well as the new Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962, is available from iTunes. It is also, as of this writing, the number one jazz album on Amazon.com.
For more information about the Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962 album, please visit our sister site (which is still under construction) The Interactive Tony Bennett Discography.