The song of the day for Wednesday, October 1, 2014 is “That Ole Devil Called Love.”
About This Song
“That Ole Devil Called Love” was written in 1944 by Doris Fisher, with lyrics by Allan Roberts. Fisher, daughter of songwriter Fred Fisher, was so popular in the 1940s that she was called “Queen of the Jukebox.” She often wrote with Allan Roberts. She was also a talented singer and performer. Other of her songs include “You Always Hurt The One You Love.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “That Ole Devil Called Love” for his 1997 album dedicated to the music of Billie Holiday: Tony Bennett On Holiday. Holiday first recorded “That Ole Devil Called Love” in 1944 for Decca, accompanied by Toots Camarata and his Orchestra.
“That Ole Devil Called Love,” as well as the album Tony Bennett on Holiday, is available from iTunes.
Here’s Lady Day singing the same song …