The song of the day for Friday, August 29, 2014 is “It’s So Peaceful In The Country.”
About This Song
Alec Wilder wrote the music and lyrics for “It’s So Peaceful in the Country” for the singer Mildred Bailey, who recorded it in 1941. Wilder was a great friend to singers Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. He was an admirer of jazz musicians for their ability to improvise.
About This Version
As we ease in to Labor Day weekend here in the US, I wanted to play this charming song from Alec Wilder. Tony Bennett recorded “It’s So Peaceful in the Country” in 1957 for The Beat of My Heart, though it was not released until the 1996 CD re-release of the album. It’s a lovely song from one of America’s most gifted composers.
“It’s So Peaceful in the Country,” as well as The Beat of My Heart, is available from iTunes.