The song of the day for Friday, June 28, 2019, is “Wait Till You See Her.”
About This Song
“Wait Till You See Her” was written by Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart for the 1942 Broadway musical By Jupiter, which starred Ray Bolger. Even though the song was well-recieved in previews, it was cut prior to opening in order to tighten up the show. Songs cut from productions are often lost, but Mabel Mercer loved the song and sang it regularly in her act. Other great recordings include those by Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie.
We’re featuring this song today in honor of Richard Rodgers, who was born on June 28, 1902. Between his work with Larry Hart and Oscar Hammerstein, he bridged the history of American Musical Theater.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Wait Till You See Her” in 1973, with the Ruby Braff/George Barnes Quartet, which featured Braff on cornet, Barnes and Wayne Wright on guitar, and John Guiffrida on bass. It’s lovely sound for these songs.
“Wait Till You See Her” was released on the 1975 album Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rodgers & Hart Songs, which was released on Bennett’s own Improv label.
Wait Till You See Her, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Wait Till You See Her,” as well as Tony Bennett Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook, is available from iTunes.