The song of the day for Friday, April 1, 2016 is “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart.”
About This Song
Duke Ellington wrote “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” in 1938, with lyrics by Irving Mills, Henry Nemo and John Redmond. It was a major hit for Duke Ellington, reaching #1 on the charts. In addition to his own recording that year, other recordings by Benny Goodman and Mildred Bailey were made that year and were extremely popular as well. In 1952 Ellington named “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” as one of his eleven favorites.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” in 1967 for his album Tony Makes It Happen! The arrangement is by our friend Marion Evans.
“I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.
And here’s a sweet version of “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” played by Ellington and his Orchestra. I believe this is the original 1938 version, with vocals from Ivie Anderson.