The song of the day for Friday, July 22, 2016 is “Isn’t It Romantic.”
About This Song
“Isn’t It Romantic” written for the 1932 movie Love Me Tonight by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, starred Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald. The song has proved to be one of their most popular and has been and still is widely recorded by artists including Chet Baker, Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé, Ella Fitzgerald and The Bill Evans Trio. In his book American Popular Song, Alec Wilder calls “Isn’t It Romantic” a “perfect song.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded ” in “Isn’t It Romantic” in 1973 with the Ruby Braff-George Barnes Quartet. It was released on the 1976 album Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rodgers & Hart Songs.
“Isn’t It Romantic,” as well as The Complete Improv Recordings, is available from iTunes.