The song of the day for Friday, January 17, 2020, is “Time After Time.”
About This Song
“Time After Time” was written by Jule Styne and Sammy Kahn in 1947 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 all of whom have made fine recordings of “Time After Time.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Time After Time” in 1992 for his tribute album to Frank Sinatra: Perfectly Frank. Ralph Sharon did the arrangement.
“Time After Time,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.