The song of the day for Tuesday, September 9, 2014 is “September Song.”
About This Song
“September Song,” by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson, was written for the Broadway musical Knickerbocker Holiday, which opened in 1938 and starred Walter Huston. Huston had requested to have a solo song in the production and so Weill and Anderson wrote “September Song” with careful attention to Huston’s limited singing skills. In spite of a limited range, the poignant quality of the lyrics and the charming tune make for a quite pleasant song that has found great popularity among singers, including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and even Lou Reed.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “September Song” in 1959 for the album To My Wonderful One, released in 1960. The album was arranged and conducted by Frank DeVol and produced by Mitch Miller and Al Ham. In addition to today’s song, this album has several other great songs by Bennett including “Speak Low,” “Last Night When We Were Young,” “Laura” and “April in Paris.” The entire album is well worth a listen.
“September Song,” as well as the album To My Wonderful One, is available from iTunes.