The song of the day for Thursday, April 25, 2019, is “Once Upon a Time.”
About This Song
“Once Upon a Time” was written for the 1962 Ray Bolger musical All American, by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams. While the musical was not a major hit, the song is quite lovely. In addition to Tony Bennett’s fine recording, it was also recorded by Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Howard Keel, Bobby Darrin, and Mandy Patinkin.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Once Upon a Time” in early 1962. It was first released on a 45 single with the song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” “Once Upon a Time” was the A-side, but, of course, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” was the big hit. Both of these songs were added to the I Left My Heart in San Francisco album. Marty Manning wrote the arrangement.
Once Upon a Time, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Once Upon a Time,” as well as I Left My Heart in San Francisco, is available from iTunes.