The song of the day for Saturday, March 19, 2016 is “But Beautiful.”
About This Song
Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke wrote “But Beautiful” 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 impeccable recording that Bill Evans and Tony Bennett made in 1975 for their first album: The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album.
“But Beautiful,” as well as The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.
Our video is from Bennett’s other recording of “But Beautiful” with Lady Gaga from Cheek To Cheek.