The song of the day for Friday, June 7, 2013 is “Let There Be Love.”
About This Song
“Let There Be Love” was written in 1939 by Lionel Rand with lyrics by Ian Grant. This song has been recorded by singers including Nat “King” Cole, Natalie Cole, Bob Eberly, Pearl Bailey, John Pizzarelli and Annie Ross.
About This Version
Tony Bennett included this song on his third long-playing album, the 1957 The Beat of My Heart. (Note the second chorus contains some updated lyrics, vis-a-vis the reference to Sputnik). The Beat of My Heart was Bennett’s first album with Ralph Sharon, who both arranged and conducted. The Beat of My Heart featured guest percussionists for every song on the album; “Let There Be Love” featured Candido, Sabu and Billy Exiner.
“Let There Be Love,” as well as the entire The Beat of My Heart album, is available from iTunes.