The song of the day for Friday, June 2, 2023, is “I’ll Be Seeing You.”
About This Song
“I’ll Be Seeing You” was written in 1938 by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal. This song grew to its fame during World War II, when it became something of an anthem for soldiers serving overseas and the loved ones left at home. It’s been recorded by Billie Holiday, Al Hirt, Lisa Minelli, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, and Willie Nelson.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I’ll Be Seeing You” in June 1992 for his album dedicated to Frank Sinatra: Perfectly Frank. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.
Perfectly Frank won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance.
“I’ll Be Seeing You,” as well as Perfectly Frank is available on Apple Music.
Here’s Sinatra’s recording of “I’ll Be Seeing You” with Tommy Dorsey, recorded in 1940: