The song of the day for Friday, January 2, 2015 is “I Fall In Love Too Easily.”
About This Song
Today’s song was the runner-up for our tribute to Jule Styne the day before yesterday. “I Fall In Love Too Easily” was written in 1955 by Jule Styne, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn. The song was written for the Frank Sinatra – Gene Kelly movie Anchors Aweigh, concerning two sailors on leave. The song was introduced by Frank Sinatra. It was nominated for an Academy Award, 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 This Recording
“I Fall In Love Too Easily” is the first song on our album of the month, Cloud 7. It sets the tone perfectly for the album. The guitar introduction by Chuck Wayne, who arranged this song, provides the other-worldly, ethereal feeling that marks the album.
This song was recorded on August 6, 1954, which was the first recording session for Cloud 7. Other songs recorded at that session are “Give Me The Simple Life” and “Old Devil Moon.”
In addition to Chuck Wayne on guitar, the session also featured Gene DiNovi on piano, Clyde Lombardi on bass, Sonny Igoe on drums, Dave Schildkraut on alto sax, Al Cohn on tenor sax and Charles Panely on trumpet.
“I Fall In Love Too Easily,” as well as Cloud 7, is available from iTunes.