The song of the day for Thursday, August 27, 2015 is “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart.”
About This Song
“I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” was written in 1938 by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Irving Mills, Henry Nemo and John Redmond. The song 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 Tony Makes It Happen! The arrangement is by Marion Evans; the album was produced by Howard Roberts.
I realize it’s two Duke Ellington songs this week. So sue me. I just love his songs so much.
” I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from iTunes.