The song of the day for Friday, January 20, 2017 is “That Ole Devil Called Love.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “That Ole Devil Called Love,” was written in 1944 by Doris Fisher and Allan Roberts. Composer Doris Fisher, daughter of songwriter Fred Fisher, was so popular in the 1940s that she was called “Queen of the Jukebox.” She often wrote with Allan Roberts. She was also a talented singer and performer. Other of her songs include “You Always Hurt The One You Love.” “That Ole Devil Called Love” was a favorite of Billie Holiday, who first recorded it in 1944.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “That Ole Devil Called Love” in 1996 for his album of songs associated with Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett On Holiday. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance.
“That Ole Devil Called Love,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available from iTunes.
As a Friday treat, here’s Lady Day singing today’s song: