The song of the day for Thursday, May 2, 2019, is “You’re Nearer.”
About This Song
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart wrote “You’re Nearer” for the 1940 movie version of Too Many Girls. It’s one of their loveliest and most elegant love songs. On the cover for the album, Richard Rodgers states “Tony’s recording of You’re Nearer makes me extremely happy and would affect Larry Hart the same way if he could hear it.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “You’re Nearer” in 1976; it was released in 1977 on their second album Together Again.
You’re Nearer, a song by Tony Bennett, Bill Evans on Spotify
“You’re Nearer,” as well as Together Again, is available from iTunes.
124 years ago today on May 2, 1895, lyricist Lorenz Hart, or Larry as he was known to his friends, was born in New York, NY. Hart is arguably one of the greatest lyricists of the 20th century. His and Richard Rodgers contributions are a cornerstone of the American Songbook.