The song of the day for Friday, June 16, 2017 is “I’m Coming Virginia.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “I’m Coming Virginia,” was written in 1926 by Donald Heywood (music) and Will Marion Cook (lyrics). This song has been recorded by many of the great jazz performers: Bix Beiderbecke, Bunny Berigan, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, and Ruby Braff. Alec Wilder in American Popular Song noted that it is “.. an unusual and a very good song.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I’m Coming Virginia” in 1961 for his album My Heart Sings. This song, as well as the entire album, was arranged by Ralph Burns.
“I’m Coming Virginia,” as well as My Heart Sings, is available from iTunes.