The song of the day for Tuesday, June 24, 2014 is “That Ole Devil Called Love.”
About This Song
“That Ole Devil Called Love” was written in 1944 by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher. Billie Holiday made the first recording in 1945, as the B-Side to “Lover Man.” Other recordings include those by Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett , Johnny Griffin and Susanna McCorkle.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “That Ole Devil Called Love” in January, 1997 for his tribute album to Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett On Holiday. This is a very fine album, made more so by Bennett working with Bobby Tucker, the former pianist for Miss Holiday. This, song as well as the entire album, was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli. Ralph Sharon played the piano.
“That Ole Devil Called Love,” as well as the album Tony Bennett On Holiday, is available from iTunes.