The song of the day for Saturday, June 27, 2020, is “There Will Never Be Another You.”
About This Song
“There Will Never Be Another You” was written in 1942 by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon for the movie Iceland, starring Sonja Henie and John Payne. The song was introduced in the movie by Joan Merrill. Amazingly, this beautiful song was not nominated for an Academy Award. No matter. The song has become a serious jazz standard and has had many fine recordings, including Bennett’s 1959 recording with Count Basie and his 1962 improvisation with Dave Brubeck at the White House Sessions. Other significant recordings include those by Lionel Hampton, Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, and Sonny Rollins.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “There Will Never Be Another You” in 1971 in concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, playing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert was released on the album Get Happy. The arrangement was by Torrie Zito; the same arrangement as the one Zito did for Tony’s 1968 album Yesterday I Heard The Rain.
“There Will Never Be Another You,” as well as Get Happy, is available from Apple Music.