The song of the day for Tuesday, September 10, 2019, is “It’s So Peaceful in the Country.”
About This Song
Alec Wilder wrote “It’s So Peaceful in the Country” for the singer Mildred Bailey, who recorded it in 1941. Wilder was a great friend to singers Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. He was an admirer of jazz musicians for their ability to improvise.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “It’s So Peaceful in the Country” in 1957, featuring a lovely arrangement by Ralph Sharon. This recording was not originally released on The Beat of My Heart but was included in the 1997 CD re-release.
“It’s So Peaceful in the Country,” as well as The Beat of My Heart, is available from iTunes.