The song of the day for Sunday, May 7, 2017 is “That Ole Devil Called Love.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “That Ole Devil Called Love,” was written in 1945 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 Robert and was also a talented singer and performer. Her other songs include “You Always Hurt The One You Love.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “That Ole Devil Called Love” in June 1996 for his tribute album to the Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett On Holiday.
“That Ole Devil Called Love,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available from iTunes.
Today is the 102nd anniversary of Billie Holiday, who was born on May 7, 1915. Her official website can be viewed at billyholiday.com.
Here’s Lady Day’s recording of “That Ole Devil Called Love” from 1944:
A few years ago, I got a note from someone who was viewing our sister site, The Interactive Tony Bennett Discography. He state that of all the tributes to Billie Holiday, no singer ever got closer to the real Billie than Tony Bennett did on Tony Bennett On Holiday. As one who listens to both artists frequently (and very closely), that reader was absolutely correct.