The song of the day for Monday, April 18, 2016 is “It’s So Peaceful In The Country.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “It’s So Peaceful In The Country,” was written by Alec Wilder ca. 1941. He wrote it 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. His book, American Popular Song, is easily the most important book ever written about the American songbook.
About This Version
Tony Bennett originally recorded “It’s So Peaceful In The Country” in 1957 for his album The Beat Of My Heart. However, it was only used on that album for the CD re-release some years later. It is definitely worth the wait. Tony sings this song so tenderly and beautifully.
“It’s So Peaceful In The Country,” as well as the Beat Of My Heart, is available from iTunes.