The playlist of the week of August 25, 2019, is Tony Sings the Great Lyrics.
Tony Bennett seldom records a bad song and most of his recordings are of very good songs. This week, I’ve selected a handful of those very good songs that I think have exceptional lyrics.
Thou Swell from Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart. Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz (Larry) Hart.
I Concentrate on You from Steppin’ Out. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter.
The Lady is a Tramp from Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rogers & Hart Songs. Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz (Larry) Hart.
Last Night When We Were Young from Perfectly Frank. Music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Yip Harburg.
The Way You Look Tonight from Rarities, Outtakes and Other Delights, Vol. 2. Music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Dorothy Field.
One For My Baby and One More For the Road from Perfectly Frank. Music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Johnny Mercer.
The Man That Got Away from Tony Sings For Two. Music by Harold Arlen, music by Ira Gershwin.
I Got Lost In Her Arms from The Art of Excellence. Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin.
How Do You Keep The Music Playing from The Art of Excellence. Music by Michel Legrand, lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman.
The Party’s Over from Hometown, My Town. Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden.