The song of the day for Thursday, October 31, 2013 is “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart.”
About This Song
“I Let a Song Go Out Of My Heart” was written by Duke Ellington in 1938. The lyrics were written by Irving Mills, Henry Nemo and John Redmond. The Ellington recording charted at #1 in 1938 and was followed by a successful Benny Goodman recording. It has also be recorded by Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine and Stan Getz, among many others.
In 1952, Ellington named “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” as one of his favorite of 11 recordings. The website jazzstandards.com ranks this song at 152.
About This Version
Today’s version is from the 1967 album Tony Makes It Happen! This song, as well of all of the songs on this album, was arranged and conducted by Marion Evans. Mr. Evans did the arrangements for Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s upcoming jazz album that will be released in January, 2014. As we get closer to January, we’ll be featuring more information about the great Marion Evans. He does big band arrangements are really fantastic and this song is an excellent example.