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Steyn's Song Of The Week 002 Over the Rainbow (Serenade Radio)

Steyn's Song Of The Week 002 Over the Rainbow (Serenade Radio)

Probably the best show on radio at the moment. Currently broadcast on Serenade Radio - the best in easy listening. Sundays at 5.30 pm https://www.serenade-radio.com/

Episode 2: Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen & Yip Harburg.) first broadcast 13th June 2021

Written for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and sung by Judy Garland in her starring role as Dorothy Gale, it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and became Garland's signature song. Mark Steyn tells the story of one of the most renowned and most recorded standards in all of American music.

Versions played
• E.Y Harburg
• Judy Garland - 1939
• The Glenn Miller Orchestra voc. Ray Eberle - 1939
• Renee Zellweger – 2019
• Eva Cassidy – 1992
• Israel Kamakawiwoʻole – 1993
• Tony Bennett - 1995
Other songs
• Scarecrow Song from the 1903 Broadway production of The Wizard of Oz
• Ding Dong the Witch is Dead (Harold Arlen & Barbra Streisand) - 1966

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