The song of the day for Monday, October 19, 2015 is “Time After Time.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Time After Time,” was written in 1947 by Jule Styne, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was written 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 excellent recordings of “Time After Time.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Time After Time” in June 1992 for his tribute album to Frank Sinatra, Perfectly Frank. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon and features the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Paul Langosch on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums.
“Time After Time,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.