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“September Song” by Kurt Weill


September song is what I like to think of as a hidden classic. September Song was originally composed by Kurt Weill; Maxwell Anderson; Walter Huston; Victor Young and his Orchestra.

When working on this song Weill intended for it to only be sung by Walter Huston in the musical Knickerbocker Holiday. The first audience who were fortunate enough to hear September Song, live and in theater, must have been humming the lyrics and spreading the tune. Over 300 covers of this song have been made since it was first heard in 1938.

Now don’t get me wrong the song is fantastic but if this song wasn’t linked to the musical Knickerbocker holiday who knows, it could have just been lost in history.

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