The song of the day for Wednesday, May 25, 2016 is “More Than You Know.”
About This Song
“More Than You Know” was written in 1929, with music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu. The song was written for the Broadway musical Great Day, which only ran for 36 performances. In spite of its poor run on Broadway, the score was considered very good and so it got sold to Hollywood, where it was to be a starring vehicle for Joan Crawford. Eight weeks into production, the film was shut down and was never released. Thankfully, this song remained popular, in many ways thanks to Fanny Brice, who was married to Billy Rose, and sang the song in her performances with the Ziegfeld Follies. It has been widely recorded by jazz and popular artists since it was written.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this wonderful version of “More Than You Know” in 1961 for his album My Heart Sings. The arrangement is by Ralph Burns, who also arranged Hometown, My Town in 1959.
“More Than You Know,” as well as My Heart Sings, is available from iTunes.