The song of the day for Wednesday, September 11, 2013 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 added later (as is not uncommon for many of Duke Ellington’s songs).
Ellington recorded the song that same year and soon thereafter it was recorded by Benny Goodman and Mildred Bailey. Dinah Washington recorded the song in 1954 as well.
About This Version
Today’s version is from Bennett’s 1967 album Tony Makes It Happen! This song, as well as the entire album was arranged by Marion Evans and has a great, swingy big band sound.