The song of the day for Sunday, January 11, 2015 is “Love Letters.”
About This Song
“Love Letters” was written in 1945 by Victor Young (music) and Edward Heyman (lyrics) was written for a film of the same name. “Love Letters: was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. It has been recorded by Nat King Cole, Dick Haymes and Elvis Presley, among others.
About This Version
Today’s song, “Love Letters,” is the fifth song on our album of the month, Cloud 7; it was the last song on Side 1 of the LP. It was recorded on August 11, 1954 in New York. It was arranged by Chuck Wayne, the guitarist for the album.
I enjoy hearing this song, even though I can imagine how maudlin it could become with a less talented singer. With Tony Bennett, it’s hopeful and positive, but not too yearning or sad.
“Love Letters,” as well as Cloud 7, is available from iTunes.