The song of the day for Wednesday, September 29, 2021, is “Mountain Greenery.”
About This Song
Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart wrote “Mountain Greenery” in 1926 for one of their earliest musicals, The Garrick Gaieties, where it was introduced by Sterling Holloway. It had two recordings in 1926: one by Roger Wolfe Kahn and the other by Frank Crumit. In later years, this song was recorded by Bing Crosby, Mel Tormé, Ella Fitzgerald, and Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Mountain Greenery” in 1973; the recording was released in 1977 on Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart Songs. Accompanying Bennett was The George Barners/Ruby Braff Quartet, with Barnes and Wayne Wright on guitar, Braff on cornet, and John Guiffrida on bass.
“Mountain Greenery,” as well as The Complete Improv Recordings is available on Apple Music.