The song of the day for Monday, July 12, 2021, is “All The Things You Are.”
The Year of Tony Bennett is honoring Oscar Hammerstein II, who was born in New York City on July 12, 1895. Hammerstein is well-known for his collaborations with Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers. He is also known for being a mentor to Stephen Sondheim, who was friend to one of Hammerstein’s sons.
About This Song
“All The Things You Are” was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein for the 1939 musical Very Warm For May. In American Popular Song, Alec Wilder considers it to be one of Kern’s finest songs and with good reason. It’s a beautiful tune and Hammerstein’s lyrics are excellent.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “All The Things You Are” for his 2015 with Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. Previously, Bennett performed the song at his 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall.
“All The Things You Are,” as well as The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern is available on Apple Music.