The song of the day for Saturday, July 15, 2017 is “But Beautiful.”
About This Song
This song was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke 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
Tony Bennett first recorded “But Beautiful” in 1975 with Bill Evans for their first album, The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album. This song is one my favorites from their work together.
“But Beautiful,” as well as The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.
Our video this Saturday features Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett singing this song, from their album Cheek To Cheek.