Here’s That Rainy Day


Here’s That Rainy Day (m. Jimmy Van Heusen, w. Johnny Burke)

Frank Sinatra

Recorded on 25 March 1959; arranged by Gordon Jenkins; released on the album: No One Cares


Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Own Thing, TV special –1968

Medley: Glad to Be Unhappy, Here’s That Rainy Day, It Never Entered My Mind, Gone With the Wind


Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back, TV special, first airing 18 November 1973. Sinatra performs “Here’s That Rainy Day”, says Wikipedia, “in a dramatic, moody set–piece medley with Last Night When We Were Young and Violets for Your Furs.”

video presently unavailable


Stan Getz Quartet — Recorded on 4 March 1964 at Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey — Stan Getz (tenor saxophone); Gary Burton(vibraphone); Gene Cherico(bas); Joe Hunt(drums).  — album: Nobody Else But Me (Verve)


Wes Montgomery — Live in Belgium, 1965 — Jazz Icons: Wes Montgomery DVD

Wes Montgomery: guitar
Arthur Harper: bass
Harold Mabern: piano
Jimmy Lovelace: drums


Astrud Gilberto – from the Gilberto and Walter Wanderley collaboration A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness, recorded on September 1966

  • Astrud Gilberto – Vocals
  • Walter Wanderley – organ
  • José Marino – bass
  • Claudio Slon – drums
  • Bobby Rosengarden – percussion


George Chisholm — album: More Music for Romantics, 1968


Bill Evans – recorded on 21 October 1968 at Webster Hall, New York City, first track on the album Bill Evans Alone, 1968


Vic Damone – B-side of the 1969 single Don’t Let Me Go/Here’s That Rainy Day. I don’t know if it appeared on an album.


Freddie Hubbard Trio – from the 1970 album Straight Life— Freddie Hubbard (flugel horn), George Benson (guitar), Ron Carter (bass)


Art Pepper – recorded Los Angeles, 9  August 1975 — Art Pepper (as) Hampton Hawes (p, el-p) Charlie Haden (b) Shelly Manne (d) — album: Living Legend


Phyllis Hyman – from her 1978 album Sing a Song; it was re-issued as the final track on Hyman’s following album, Somewhere in My Lifetime, 1979


Chet Baker — from the 1979 album With Special Guests (featuring Coryell, Williams & Williams)



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tom Bowler
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 03:43:14

    Chet Baker really nails it… so sad, and beautiful. I just watched the documentary “Let’s Get Lost” last week. He died too young but I’m glad we have his work preserved so we can still enjoy the artistry.


    • doc
      Jan 03, 2013 @ 22:19:14

      Hi Tom,
      I hadn’t been aware of this documentary until receiving your message. Intend to watch it very soon. Reviewing The Miles Davis Story (2001) at present.


  2. Roger Crane
    Jan 31, 2018 @ 19:00:50

    “It Never Entered My Mind” is a perfect song or, if that is too reverent, I’ll modify to “perfectly wonderful.” Rodgers melody is memorable and his harmony, strange but effective.. Hart’s lyrics are poetic with such gems as “uneasy in my easy chair.

    Thank you for this site. I shall return again and again, Roger Crane, aka

    “The Song Scout,” a benevolent guardian of quality song.


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