The song of the day for Wednesday, May 4, 2016 is “I Love A Piano.”
About This Song
Irving Berlin wrote “I Love A Piano” in 1915! It was one of Berlin’s ragtime style songs and was introduced in the 1915 Broadway musical Stop! Look! Listen!, where is was sung by Harry Fox. It as recorded in 1915 by Billy Murray, but did not catch on immediately, due in part, I’m sure, to the fact that home phonographs may not have been as prevalent as they were a few decades later. Berlin included it in the 1948 movie Easter Parade with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland and since then the song has been well-received.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Love A Piano” for his live MTV Unplugged album, which won both Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance and Album of the Year at the 1994 Grammy Awards.
“I Love A Piano,” as well as MTV Unplugged, is available from iTunes.