The song of the day for Monday, September 15, 2014 is “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart.”
About This Song
Today’s song was composed by Duke Ellington in 1938 with lyrics by Irving Mills, Henry Nemo and John Redmond. “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” was a major hit for Duke Ellington, reaching #1 on the charts. In addition to his own recording that year, other recordings by Benny Goodman and Mildred Bailey were made that year and were extremely popular as well. In 1952 Ellington named this song as one of his eleven favorites.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” in 1967 for the album Tony Makes It Happen! This song, as well as the entire album, was arranged and conducted by the great Marion Evans.
“I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart,” as well as the album Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.