The song of the day for Monday, March 30, 2020, is “Lost in the Stars.”
About This Song
“Lost in the Stars” was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for the 1949 musical of the same name, based on the 1948 novel by Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country. It was set in South Africa in an era when apartheid seemed as if it would never end.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Lost in the Stars” in 1958 with Count Basie and His Orchestra for the 1958 album, In Person!. Ralph Sharon wrote the very effective arrangement.
“Lost in the Stars,” as well as In Person!, is available from iTunes.