The song of the day for Monday, June 12, 2017 is “Stella By Starlight.”
About This Song
“Stella by Starlight” was written by Victor Young and Ned Washington for the 1944 film The Uninvited. The song was recorded in 1947 by Harry James and Frank Sinatra; it has been frequently recorded ever since. It found its way as a jazz standard in the early 1950s, with recordings by Stan Getz, Bud Powell and Stan Kenton. It ranks as the 10th most important jazz title at jazzstandards.com.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Stella By Starlight” in 1961 for the album My Heart Sings. Ralph Burns, who we are honoring this month, arranged this song, as well as the entire album.
“Stella By Starlight,” as well as My Heart Sings, is available from iTunes.