The song of the day for Friday, September 16, 2022, is “In The Wee Small Hours.”
About This Song
“In The Wee Small Hours” was written by David Mann and Bob Hilliard. This song is, of course, widely identified with Frank Sinatra, who anchored his well-received concept album In the Wee Small Hours around this song. Interestingly, the song almost didn’t get written. The two songwriters were working in Hilliard’s home in New Jersey. It was well past midnight and Mann was getting ready to leave for home in New York. Hilliard urged him to stay and Mann came up with the tune, to which Hilliard quickly wrote the lyric.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “In The Wee Small Hours” on February 26, 1964, featuring an arrangement by Ralph Sharon. It was released in 1966 on the album A Time To Love.
“In The Wee Small Hours,” as well as A Time For Love is available on Apple Music.