The song of the day for Saturday, May 6, 2017 is “But Beautiful.”
About This Song
“But Beautiful” was written in 1947 by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics by Johnny Burke. It was written for Bing Crosby to sing in the 1947 movie The Road to Rio. The song has been widely recorded, including recordings by Bill Evans, Johnny Hartman, Billie Holiday, Gregory Porter, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.
About This Version
Today I’m featuring the 1975 version of “But Beautiful” recorded by Tony Bennett and Bill Evans for their first album The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album. It’s one of my favorite songs on this album; I listen to it often.
“But Beautiful,” as well as The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.
For our customary Saturday YouTube video, I’m happy to include the video of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga recording this song for their album Cheek To Cheek.