The song of the day for Tuesday, January 12, 2016 is “They Didn’t Believe Me.”
About This Song
“They Didn’t Believe Me” was written in 1914 (!) by Jerome Kern with lyrics from Herbert Reynolds for the musical The Girl From Utah. It was Kern’s first big songwriting success. This lovely song became a standard for both singers and instrumentalists, with recordings by Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Parker, Stan Kenton, Harry Belafonte and Leontyne Price, among many others.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song with The Bill Charlap Trio for the 2015 album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. It’s a beautiful, charming, sweet romantic recording of this wonderful song.
“They Didn’t Believe Me,” as well as The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, is available from iTunes.