The song of the day for Sunday, March 15, 2020, is “There Will Never Be Another You.”
About This Song
“There Will Never Be Another You” was written in 1942 by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon for a Sonja Henie vehicle called Iceland, starring Miss Henie and John Payne as a U.S. Marine stationed in Iceland during World War II. The song was introduced in the movie by Joan Merrill. Amazingly, this beautiful song was not nominated for an Academy Award. No matter. The song has become a serious jazz standard and has had many fine recordings, including Bennett’s 1959 recording with Count Basie and his 1962 improvisation with Dave Brubeck at the White House Sessions. Other significant recordings include those by Lionel Hampton, Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, and Sonny Rollins.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and The Dave Brubeck Trio recorded “There Will Never Be Another You” in an unplanned jam session after both artists had finished their sets. The fantastic result was taped and released on Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our examination of Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962. Check in next week as we look at his Vegas show: Live at the Sahara: From This Moment On.
“There Will Never Be Another You,” as well as Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962, is available from iTunes.