The song of the day for Sunday, December 27, 2015 is “Time After Time.”
About This Song
“Time After Time” was written in 1947 by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn for the movie It Happened in Brooklyn. The song was introduced by Frank Sinatra and was a major hit for him. This song has been widely recorded by many artists. In his fine book The Jazz Standards, Al Gioia quotes Jule Styne as saying “It’s a man’s song — ‘Time After Time.’ When a woman sings it, it is drained of all its power, so to speak. The girls can’t do it.” Well, tell that to Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Anita O’Day and Cyndi Lauper.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded this song several times; today’s version is from Bennett’s live 1964 concert at The Sahara. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.
“Time After Time,” as well as Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: From This Moment On, is available from iTunes.