The song of the day for Friday, August 15, 2014 is “Let’s Fall In Love.”
About This Song
Harold Arlen wrote “Let’s Fall In Love” in 1933, with lyrics by Ted Koehler. It was written for a movie of the same name, which starred Edmund Lowe and Ann Sothern (I love her!) and was written by Herbert Fields, brother of the great lyricist Dorothy Fields.
Eddie Duchin made one of the first popular recordings of this song. Other significant versions include those by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall and Annette Hanshaw.
About This Version
Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen was Tony Bennett’s first album to focus on the work of a single artist. All of the songs on the album were arranged by Glenn Osser, noted arranged and composer, who passed away on April 29, 2014 at the age of 99. The album was produced by Mitch Miller; it was the last album that Miller produced for Bennett.
“Let’s Fall In Love,” “House Of Flowers,” “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “Over The Rainbow” were all recorded on August 15, 1960, exactly 54 years ago today. You can click the date to read more about the session at our sister site, The Interactive Tony Bennett Discography. As always, we are amazed and grateful at the depth and integrity of Tony Bennett’s recording career, from 1950 up to today, as we look forward to the release of Cheek to Cheek.