The song of the day for Thursday, January 16, 2014 is “Love Walked Right In.”
About This Song
George Gershwin wrote the music for “Love Walked Right In” in 1930, though Ira Gershwin’s lyric wasn’t written until 1937 for the movie The Goldwyn Follies, released in 1938. Louis Armstrong recorded it that same year and the song has stayed popular, with recordings by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Artie Shaw and Sammy Kaye, among many others.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Love Walked Right In” in 1956 for his second full-length album Tony, released in 1957. It was arranged and conducted by Ray Conniff. Tony has always been an interesting album to me. On one hand, we hear the big dramatic sound that Bennett was known for early in his career. At the same, though, he’s singing songs in a more introspective manner, showing his impeccable phrasing, as in today’s song and “Lost in the Stars.”
“Love Walked In,” as well as the album Tony, is available from iTunes.