The song of the day for Friday, July 23, 2021, is “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart.” About This Song “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart” was written in 1938 by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Irving Mills, Henry Nemo, and John Redmond. The song was a major hit […]
Quote of the Day
Duke Ellington used to send me roses: gorgeous long-stemmed pink roses (he didn’t stint on elegance) whenever he had a song he wanted me to hear. And he signed off on all of his cards, telegrams, and phone calls, “Love you madly.” I sure did, right back.
The song of the day for Thursday, July 22, 2021, is “Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams.” About This Song “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams” was written in 1931 by Harry Barris, with lyrics by Ted Koehler and Billy Moll. It’s one of the classic Depression-era songs that hoped to help people forget their troubles and […]
The song of the day for Wednesday, July 21, 2021, is “Blue and Sentimental.” About Today Today we are remembering the great Kay Starr, who was born on July 21, 1922, and died at the age of 94 on November 3, 2016. She was a remarkably versatile singer who excelled in popular music, jazz, and […]
The song of the day for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, is “Dancing In The Dark.” About This Song “Dancing In The Dark” was written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz for the 1931 revue The Band Wagon and is widely considered to be the finest of the songs written by Schwartz and Dietz. Alec Wilder […]