The song of the day for Monday, April 23, 2018 is “These Foolish Things.”
About This Song
“These Foolish Things” was written in 1936, with music by Jack Strachey and lyrics by Eric Maschwitz (writing as Holt Marvell). The song was not an immediate hit. In fact, Maschwitz’ agent refused to publish the song and so Maschwitz himself did. There were several fine recordings in the 1930s, including one by Billie Holiday with the Teddy Wilson Orchestra and Benny Goodman. In the 1950s, the song became even more popular, with recordings by Artie Shaw, Nat King Cole, Art Pepper and Johnny Hartman.”These Foolish Things” ranks #28 on jazzstandards.org and is still widely played and recorded.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “These Foolish Things” in 1956 for the album Tony. Percy Faith wrote the arrangement.
“These Foolish Things,” as well as Tony, is available from iTunes.