The song of the day for Saturday, January 31, 2015 is “But Beautiful.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “But Beautiful,” was written in 1947 by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke. It was written for Bing Crosby to sing in the 1947 movie The Road to Rio. The song has been widely recorded, including recordings by Bill Evans, Johnny Hartman, Billie Holiday, Gregory Porter, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “But Beautiful” in 1975 with Bill Evans for their groundbreaking The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album. Widely admired by critics and fans of both musicians, it is an extraordinary jazz outing. Every song on the album is wonderful; “But Beautiful” is one of the best.
“But Beautiful,” as well as The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.
Once again, it’s Saturday. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga recorded “But Beautiful” for their new album, Cheek To Cheek and that is today’s video.