The song of the day for Wednesday, May 11, 2016 is “I Got Lost in Her Arms.”
About This I Got Lost in Her Arms
Today’s song from Irving Berlin’s wonderful 1946 musical Annie Get Your Gun, which starred Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton. The song’s actual title is “I Got Lost in His Arms” and was introduced by Miss Merman.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this beautiful version of today’s song in 1986 for The Art of Excellence. The arrangement is by Jorge Calandrelli.
“I Got Lost in Her Arms,” as well as The Art of Excellence, is available from iTunes.
Today marks the 128th anniversary of the birth of Irving Berlin, who was born as Israel Isidore Baline in Tyumen, Russia. He wrote some of the great American songs, songs that will never become unpopular: “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and many, many more.
We love this quote from Jerome Kern:
Irving Berlin has no place in American music–he is American music.