Barney Kessel – Here’s That Rainy Day

Thanks to Aaron Geller for the YouTube

Here’s That Rainy Day was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke, published in 1953 .Here we have Barney Kessel’s performance with his group, recording date unknown. Barney Kessel was a great Jazz guitarist. The most famous vocal performances of this tune were done by Frank Sinatra. This song was a great favorite of Johnny Carson host of The Tonight Show that was once¬† the most popular late night talk show on U.S. television. For more about the song, look here. This post is for Linda.

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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