My Songs to Remember

Robert Bocchino’s “Songs to Remember” project comprises a collection of beautifully sung studio performances of great 20th century standards that are sophisticated, melodic, heartfelt and exquisitely crafted. The initial offering depicted above is aptly entitled: Songs to Remember.

With the help of internationally recognized music director and accompanist, David Brunetti, and award winning bassist Steve LaSpina both based in New York, vocalist Robert Bocchino presents a fresh look at thirteen memorable standards. Frank Piazza studio engineer at Audio Paint Ltd. in Manhattan provided the recording and mixing. The album cover photograph by Mickey Pantano shows the Brooklyn Bridge in the background, a classic design that symbolically spans the generations like the selections in the album.

Both albums and individual selections are available for sale through iTunes, and Amazon.com. CDs are also available through Amazon.com.

Album Tracks:.

 

  1. Just in Time was written by Jule Styne with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It was introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical Bells Are Ringing in 1956. A recording of the song made by Tony Bennett was a hit that year. Decades later, Bennett recorded it again with Michael Bublé.

 

  1. Here’s that rainy day with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke was published in 1953. It was introduced by Dolores Gray in the Broadway musical Carnival in Flanders. The song has been recorded by many jazz and pop singers as well as instrumentalists.

 

  1. You and I with words and music by Leslie Bricusse was featured in the 1969 film Goodbye Mr. Chips. The story is about a shy schoolmaster who finds love with a stage actress who helps bring him to greatness as a teacher. It was a musical remake of the 1939 classic based on the novel by James Hilton.

 

  1. How about you was composed by Burton Lane, with Lyrics by Ralph Freed. It was introduced in the 1941 film Babes on Broadway by Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. Its original form was a humorous duet.

 

  1. all the things you are is a song from Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Broadway musical Very Warm for May. Kern first felt the song, with it constantly shifting tonal centers, was too complex for mass appeal. However, it has enjoyed lasting popularity since then and is one of the most recorded standards.

 

  1. september of my YEARS is was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Sammy Cahn in 1965 for Frank Sinatra who just turned 50. It was the title track for an album by the same name.

 

  1. Love Walked In was composed by George Gershwin in 1930 with lyrics by Ira Gershwin added in 1937 for the 1938 movie musical The Golden Follies.

 

  1. old devil MOON is was composed by Burton Lane, with lyrics by E. Y. Harburg for the 1947 musical Finian’s Rainbow.

 

  1. .Young and FOOLISH with music by Albert Hague and lyrics by Arnold B. Horwitt was published in 1954. The song was introduced in the musical Plain and Fancy.

 

  1. time after time. Is a jazz standard written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne in 1947. It was introduced by Frank Sinatra (and subsequently by Kathryn Grayson) in the film It Happened in Brooklyn.

 

  1. just one of those things was introduced by June Knight and Charles Walters in the Broadway musical Jubilee. The music and lyrics were written by Cole Porter.

 

  1. as time goes by is a popular song written by Herman Hupfield in 1931. It became famous in 1942 when it was sung (without the verse) by the character Sam in the movie Casablanca. National Public Radio included the song in its 1999 list of the most important American musical works of the 20th century.

 

  1. begin the beguine is also a show tune from Cole Porter’s Broadway musical Jubilee, popularized by Artie Shaw’s recording in 1938. It is considerably longer than the average song of the time (104 bars instead of the usual 32 bar AABA form).

 

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