The song of the day for Friday, November 25, 2016 is “I’ll Be Seeing You.”
About This Song
“I’ll Be Seeing You,” written in 1938 by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal, grew to its fame during World War II, when it became something of an anthem for soldiers serving overseas and the loved ones left at home. It’s been recorded by Billie Holiday, Al Hirt, Lisa Minelli, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Willie Nelson, and Rosemary Clooney.
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded this song twice: first in 1956 for his album Tony and again in 1992 for Perfectly Frank. It’s the 1992 version I’m featuring today.
“I’ll Be Seeing You,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.
A few years ago, my friend and I were listening to our local jazz radio station, KMHD in Portland, Oregon, and they played a lovely song from Rosemary Clooney. The announcer told us that is was from her 1991 album For The Duration, consisting of songs that were popular during World War II. I immediately bought the album from iTunes and listen to it all the time. The album closes with a lovely version of “I’ll Be Seeing You” which I hope you enjoy. It’s a really lovely album.
Here is Tony’s good friend, the great Rosemary Clooney: