Another Foursome To Consider   2 comments

I thought maybe it was time to spotlight another song. This time around I’ve picked a song that came to life in the 1930s and soon became a standard, recorded by an endless list of performers. Written by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields, “The Way You Look Tonight” won the Academy Award for best song when it was performed by Fred Astaire in the 1936 film, Swing Time.

I’ve included video of that scene below so let’s use it as a starting point. In the music gizmo in the left column you’ll find four other versions of the song. Enjoy them, and — if so inclined — register your preference in the little poll below.

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  1. Yeah, I know it’s a standard & of course artists like Doris Day & Tony Bennett kinda own these & you are kidding by throwing Rod Stewart in there, I hope. Something very magical and wonderfully beautiful happened when The Letterman recorded this song. A perfect blend of harmonies, tempo and instruments made this song theirs forever.

  2. I have to admit that I sort of have a soft spot for Rod Stewart’s take on the old standards, but I did put his and Doris Day’s versions in there for diversity. And of course the Lettermen’s version is a classic but I really think this song is best when performed by the classic crooners, guys like Bennett, Sinatra, Dick Haymes, etc.

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