The song of the day for Friday, August 16, 2019, is “We’ll Be Together Again.”
Pianist Bill Evans was born on August 16, 1929, 90 years ago. I wish he was still with us.
Today and for the next few days, we’ll be playing songs recorded by Tony Bennett and Bill Evans in 1975 for The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album and in 1976 for Together Again.
About This Song
“We’ll Be Together Again” was written in 1945 by Carl T. Fischer and singer Frankie Laine. Fischer was Frankie Laine’s pianist and musical director. Fischer asked Laine to write the lyrics, which he, quite nicely. In addition to the recording by Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, this song has been recorded by Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and, of course, Frankie Laine.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “We’ll Be Together Again” in June 1975 in Berkeley, California at Fantasy Records, Evans’s label. It was released in 1975 on their first album The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album.
“We’ll Be Together Again,” as well as The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.
In honor of Bill’s birthday, I’d like to present his solo recording of the theme from film The Bad and the Beautiful, which was released on Together Again. During a break, Evans was working on this song and Tony loved it so much that he insisted that it be recorded and released on their second album. I’m very glad he did.
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