The song of the day for Wednesday, July 3, 2013 is “Yesterdays.”
About This Song
“Yesterdays” was written for the 1933 Broadway musical Roberta, with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Otto Harbach. The song was introduced by Irene Dunne. The cast of the Broadway production also featured Bob Hope, George Murphy, Sidney Greenstreet and Fred MacMurray. One of Kern’s best outings, Roberta also introduced “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and “Let’s Begin.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett’s version of “Yesterdays” is from the 1966 album A Time To Love, though this recording is from 1964. It has a wonderful arrangement by Ralph Sharon and features the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Sharon on piano, Billy Exiner on drums and Hal Gaylord on bass.
“Yesterdays,” as well as the remastered A Time For Love, is available from iTunes.