The song of the day for Tuesday, July 8, 2014 is “I Fall In Love Too Easily.”
About This Song
“I Fall In Love Too Easily” was written for the 1945 movie Anchors Away by Jule Styne (music) and Sammy Cahn (lyrics), where it was introduced by Frank Sinatra. It nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, but lost to “It Might As Well Be Spring” by Rodgers and Hammerstein. It is a well-respected jazz standard, with recordings by Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Anita O’Day and Johnny Hartman.
About These Versions
Tony Bennett has recorded “I Fall In Love Too Easily” twice: first in 1954 for his first full-length album, Cloud 7, and again in 1992 for Perfectly Frank. We have always found it interesting to listen to these two versions side-by-side, so I’ll be including Spotify links to both versions. The song sung by a young man and later by a mature man is quite interesting to listen to. The Cloud 7 version was arranged by Chuck Wayne; the Perfectly Frank version was arranged by Ralph Sharon.
“I Fall In Love Too Easily,” as well as the album Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.
“I Fall In Love Too Easily,” as well as the album Cloud 7, is available from iTunes.