The song of the day for Saturday, March 13, 2021, is “I’m Comin’ Virginia.”
About This Song
“I’m Comin’ Virginia” was written in 1926 by Donald Heywood, with lyrics by Will Marion Cook. It was recorded by many of the great jazz performers: Bix Beiderbecke, Bunny Berigan, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, and Ruby Braff. Alec Wilder in American Popular Song that it is “.. an unusual and a very good song.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “I’m Comin’ Virginia” for his 1961 album My Heart Sings. It features a great arrangement by Ralph Burns.
“I’m Comin’ Virginia,” as well as My Heart Sings, is available from Apple Music.