The song of the day for Saturday, September 26, 2015 is “Look For The Silver Lining.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Look For The Silver Lining,” was written in 1919 by Jerome Kern (music) and Buddy DeSylva (lyrics) for the musical Zip, Goes a Million and used again the following year for another musical called Sally. This song has been widely recorded over the years and is one of those songs that many know and can even sing a bit of, though may know the composer.
About This Version
Today marked the release of The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern with Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap. I’m with the Buffalo News: this album is damn near perfect. And, as luck would have it, Bill Charlap will be appearing at the Newport, Oregon Jazz Festival next weekend with his wife, the pianist Renee Rosnes, Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums. We can hardly wait!
I love how this song ends the album, where Bennett and Charlap have explored great emotional depth–“The Way You Look Tonight” and Make Believe” for example–with this sweet and positive song. It carries this writer to a lovely place after a complete listen to the album.
“Look For The Silver Lining,” as well as Look For The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, is available from iTunes.
Today is Saturday and I’m happy to present this video of Tony Bennett singing today’s song, with Bill Charlap.