The song of the day for Wednesday, November 25, 2015 is “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart,” was written in 1938 by Duke Ellington, with lyrics from Irving Mills, Henry Nemo and John Redmond. It was a major hit for Duke Ellington, reaching #1 on the charts. In addition to his own recording that year, other recordings by Benny Goodman and Mildred Bailey were made that year and were extremely popular as well. In 1952, Ellington named this song as one of his eleven favorites.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” in 1967 for his album Tony Makes It Happen! It was arranged by Marion Evans, who continues to work with Tony Bennett up to today, including his recent work on Cheek To Cheek.
“I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.