The playlist of the week of June 23 is Tony Loves a Harold Arlen Song.
Harold Arlen is widely considered to be one of America’s finest songwriters. Bennett’s recordings of his work are all wonderful.
Tony Loves a Harold Arlen Song
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, from The Playground
A Sleepin’ Bee, with lyrics by Truman Capote, from Tony Sings For Two
Blues in the Night, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, from Playin’ With My Friends
Don’t Like Goodbyes, with lyrics by Truman Capote, from The Art of Romance
Ill Wind (You’re Blowin’ Me No Good), with lyrics by Ted Koehler, from Tony Bennett On Holiday
Last Night When We Were Young, with lyrics by Yip Harburg, from Perfectly Frank
One for My Baby (And One More for the Road), with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, on Perfectly Frank
So Long, Big Time, with lyrics by Dory Langon Previn, on The Many Moods of Tony
That Old Black Magic, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, from Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962
The Man That Got Away, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, from Tony Sings For Two