The song of the day for Friday, October 14, 2022, is “Is That All There Is.”
About This Song
“Is That All There Is” was written by Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber in 1968. Most people are familiar with Peggy Lee’s recording of this song, recorded in January 1969. The lyrics for this song were inspired by a story by Thomas Mann, Disillusionment. Leiber’s wife Gaby, who escaped the Nazis from the Netherlands prior to the war, introduced her husband to the story and assisted with the lyrics. In fact, most of the words in the chorus are taken verbatim from the Mann story.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Is That All There Is” on October 7, 1969, for the album Tony Sings The Great Hits of Today, released in 1970. Peter Matz wrote the arrangement.
“Is That All There Is,” as well as Tony Sings The Great Hits of Today is available on Apple Music.