The song of the day for Saturday, March 21, 2015 is “But Beautiful.”
About This Song
“But Beautiful” was written in 1947 by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke for the movie The Road to Rio, where it was sung by Bing Crosby. The song has been widely recorded, including recordings by Bill Evans, Johnny Hartman, Billie Holiday, Gregory Porter, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.
About This Version
Today’s version of “But Beautiful” is from 1975: Tony Bennett and Bill Evans on The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album, their first album together. I can, and have, listened to this album for days on end and still find new things each time I listen. This song is one my favorites from the album.
“But Beautiful,” as well as The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Recordings, is available from iTunes.
It’s video Saturday and today we feature the Tony Bennett’s and Lady Gaga’s duet of today’s song. I love the part where Tony takes out his handkerchief and wipes away a tear from Lady Gaga’s face.