To kick off Harold Arlen Week at the Year of Tony Bennett, the song of the day for Sunday, February 10, 2013 is Let’s Fall In Love.
About Let’s Fall In Love
Let’s Fall In Love was written in 1933 with lyricist Ted Koehler for the 1933 movie of the same name, starring Ann Sothern. Alec Wilder, in American Popular Song, says that “The title song, Let’s Fall In Love, was one of Arlen’s loveliest. And so is the gossamer verse.” I cannot disagree.
About This Version
Tony Bennett released his Harold Arlen album, Tony Bennett Sings A String of Harold Arlen, in 1960. The album features songs that cover the breadth of Arlen’s career for both Hollywood and Broadway. Let’s Fall In Love is quite lovely and Tony Bennett sings the “gossamer verse.” The fact that Bennett often sings the verse of the songs he performs is one of the many reasons I love him as a singer. The entire album was arranged and conducted by Glenn Osser.
Let’s Fall In Love, as well as the full Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen album, is available from iTunes.