The song of the day for Friday, February 5, 2016 is “When the Sun Comes Out.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “When the Sun Comes Out,” was written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler in 1941. The song is somewhat unusual in the Arlen body of work in that the it was not written for either a musical or a film. The song was first recorded in 1941 by Helen O’Connell with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Other significant recordings include those by Mel Tormé, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstein and Judy Garland.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “When the Sun Comes Out” in 1960 for Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen, released that same year. It was arranged and conducted by Glenn Osser.
“When the Sun Comes Out,” as well as Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen, is available from iTunes.