The Song Is You
"The Song Is You" is a popular song composed by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was written for their musical Music in the Air (1932) and sung in that show by Tullio Carminati. In later years the song became often associated with Frank Sinatra.
"The Song Is You" is the recurring musical theme of the 2003 Guy Maddin film The Saddest Music in the World. Nine different versions of the song were arranged for the film by composer Christopher Dedrick, whose work received a Genie Award.
- Annie Ross - Americans In Sweden 1949-1953, Vol. 1: Dear Old Stockholm (1953)
- Dave Brubeck - Jazz Goes to College (1954)
- Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up with Anita O'Day (1956)
- Bing Crosby - Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings (1956)
- Doris Day - Day by Day
- Vic Damone - That Towering Feeling! (1956)
- Frank Sinatra - Come Dance with Me! (1958)
- Terry Gibbs - Terry Gibbs Dream Band vol. 2 (1959)
- June Christy - The Song Is June! (1959)
- Margaret Whiting - Margaret Whiting Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook (1960)
- Shirley Bassey - EP "In Other Words..." (1963)
- Art Blakey - A Jazz Message (1963)
- Jay and the Americans - At the Cafe Wha?
- Nancy Wilson - Yesterday's Love Songs/Today's Blues (1963)
- Sergio Franchi - RCA Victor album The Song is You (1967)
- Scott Walker - Scott: Scott Walker Sings Songs from his TV Series (1969)
- Joe Pass - Virtuoso (1973)
- Supersax - Supersax & L.A. Voices, Volume 1 (1983), Chasin' The Bird/Dynamite (2012)
- Keith Jarrett Trio - Still Live (1986)
- Marni Nixon - Marni Nixon sings Classic Kern (1988)
- Franck Amsallem - Amsallem Sings (2009)
- Barbara Cook - Mostly Sondheim - in a medley with "Let's Face the Music and Dance" (Irving Berlin), as a duet with Malcolm Gets (2001)
- The SuperJazz Big Band of Birmingham, Alabama recorded the song on the album UAB SuperJazz, Featuring Ellis Marsalis. (2001)
- Diane Tell - recorded a French version called "Lui, toi et moi" by Boris Vian on the album Docteur Boris & Mister Vian (2009)
- Johnny Dankworth - Too Cool For The Blues (2010)
- Stan Getz - "Stan Getz The Song is You (aka Top Jazz)" (1969)
- Mario Lanza
- Al Martino
- "Jerome Kern Biography". Songwritershalloffame.org. 1945-11-11. Retrieved 2015-04-15.
- The Broadway League. "The official source for Broadway Information IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". IBDB.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15.
- Bret Wheadon. "Sinatra! The Complete Guide". Sinatraguide.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15.
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