The song of the day for Thursday, June 21, 2019 is “Once Upon a Summertime.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Once Upon a Summertime,” was written in 1954 by Michel Legrand and Eddie Barclay, with English lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Blossom Dearie recorded the first English version of “Once Upon a Summertime” in 1958 for her album of the same name. Tony Bennett, Miles Davis and Sarah Vaughan recorded it in 1963, followed by Bill Evans in 1964.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Once Upon a Summertime” in 1962 and released in 1963 on his album I Wanna Be Around. The excellent arrangement was done by Marty Manning.
“Once Upon a Summertime,” as well as I Wanna Be Around, is available from iTunes.
Today marks the Summer Solstice: the longest day of the year and the first official day of summer. Enjoy the outdoors and don’t forget the sunscreen!