The song of the day for Thursday, December 29, 2016 is “My Heart Tells Me.”
About This Song
This ballad was written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon for the 1943 movie Sweet Rosie O’Grady, which starred Betty Grable. In fact, Grable introduced the song while sitting in bathtub filled with bubbles as part of a performance in a somewhat naughty beer hall show. The song has been widely recorded by artists including Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Glenn Miller, Dorothy Collins and Charlie Parker.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “My Heart Tells Me” in 1954 for the album Cloud 7. After five years of recording singles for Mitch Miller at Columbia, Bennett’s first full-length album was, and still is, a major jazz vocal album.
“My Heart Tells Me,” as well as Cloud 7, is available from iTunes.
I found this delightful trailer of Sweet Rosie O’Grady that includes a snippet of Betty Grable singing “My Heart Tells Me” to Robert Young.