Life is a Song

Life is a Song

PROFILE
Songwriters Fred Ahlert, Joe Young
Year Written ca. 1935
About Life is a Song
“Life is a Song” has been recorded by Ruth Etting and Johnny Mathis.

Lyrics

Life is a song, let’s sing it together
Let’s take our hearts, end it then in rhyme
Let’s learn the words, let’s learn the music together
Hoping the song lasts for a long, long time

Life is a song that goes on forever
Love’s old refrain can never go wrong
Let’s strike the note Mendelssohn wrote concerning spring weather
Let’s sing it together and make life a song

Let’s strike the note Mendelssohn wrote concerning spring weather
Let’s sing it together and make life a song
And make life a great big song

Session / Album Information

1959

Life is a Song was recorded on January 5, 1959 and was released in 1959 on Basie/Bennett. The song was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording also released on:

  • 1959: Emus Records LP 12″: ES-12026 — Strike Up The Band
  • 1961: Roulette LP 12″: R/SR-25072 — Basie Swings, Bennett Sings
  • 1961: Roulette LP 12″: SR 25231 — Bennett & Basie – Strike Up The Band
  • 1963: Roulette LP 12″: R/SR-25231 — Strike Up the Band
  • 1966: Bravo! EP: BRR 378 — Tony Bennett & Count Basie
  • Allegro LP 12″: ALLR 799 — A One Night Stand! [UK]
  • 1969: Saga Eros LP 12″: EROS 8076 — Tony Bennett and Count Basie
  • 1981: Reactivation LP 12″: JR 149 — Bennett & Basie [UK]
  • 1987: Roulette CD: RCD 59021 — Strike Up the Band
  • 1990: Roulette Jazz CD: CDP 7 93899 2 — Basie/Bennett
  • 1990: Roulette CD: B2-93899 — Basie Swings, Bennett Sings
  • 1995: DCC CD: DZS 004 — Chicago
  • 1995: Garland CD: 21 — Chicago
  • 2002: Prestige Elite CD: 220 — Chicago
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2007: St.Clair CD: STCR 52282 — Forever Gold: Tony Bennett & Friends
  • 2008: Jasmine CD: JASCD482 — Together At Last/A Perfect Combination
  • 2011: Disc #13 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK13) Basie/Bennett
  • 2012: Essential Media Group: Bennett & Basie Strike Up The Band (Digitally Remastered) (CD-R on-demand)

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