The song of the day for Monday, March 28, 2016 is “The Second Time Around.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “The Second Time Around,” was written in 1960 by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn for film High Time and starred Bing Crosby, Fabian and Tuesday Weld. In the film, Bing Crosby decides to go back to college (at the age of 51) and experiences the generation gap first-hand. But he wins everyone over and gets his degree, having a great time along the way, including falling in love with his French professor. Bing Crosby introduced “The Second Time Around” in the movie.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song for one of his best albums: The Movie Song Album, released in 1966. The arrangement is by Al Cohn.
“The Second Time Around,” as well as The Movie Song Album, is available from iTunes.
I would swear that my Dad had that sweater, in the exact same color, that Tony is wearing on the cover of The Movie Song Album.
Sorry for the break. I’ve had a bad case of the flu and but am finally feeling better and am glad to be back!