The song of the day for Wednesday, January 7, 2015 is “My Heart Tells Me.”
About This Song
“My Heart Tells Me” was written in 1943, with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Mack Gordon. The ballad was written for the movie Sweet Rosie O’Grady, which starred Betty Grable. In fact, Grable introduced the song while sitting in bathtub filled with bubbles as part of a performance in a somewhat naughty beer hall show. The song has been widely recorded by artists including Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Glenn Miller, Dorothy Collins and Charlie Parker.
About This Version
Today’s song is the third cut on our album of the month, Cloud 7. It was recorded on December 22, 1954 and was arranged by the trumpet player, Charles Panely. It’s the first real ballad on the album and Bennett gives a restrained but emotionally complete performance.
“My Heart Tells Me,” as well as Cloud 7, is available from iTunes.