The song of the day for Thursday, March 10, 2016 is “My Foolish Heart.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “My Foolish Heart,” was written in 1949 by Victor Young and Ned Washington for a widely-panned film of the same name, based on a J.D. Salinger short story. Time magazine excoriated the score: “nothing offsets the blight of such tear-splashed excesses as the bloop-bleep-bloop of a sentimental ballad on the soundtrack.” Based on his experience with this film, Salinger refused to let any of his works ever be filmed.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans chose “My Foolish Heart” for their first album, The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album, recorded in 1975.
“My Foolish Heart,” as well as The Complete Tony Bennett Bill Evans Recordings, is available from iTunes.