The song of the day for Thursday, January 21, 2016 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 composed in 1938 by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Irving Mills, Henry Nemo and John Redmond. This song was a major hit for Duke Ellington, reaching #1 on the charts. In addition to his own recording in 1938, 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 of all his songs.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” in 1967 for his album Tony Makes It Happen! The wonderful arrangement is by the wonderful Marion Evans.
“I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.