The song of the day for Saturday, March 23, 2019, is “Laura.”
About This Song
“Laura” was written by David Raksin, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, for the 1944 film of the same name, starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews. Raksin was known as a film composer (he also wrote the title song for The Bad and the Beautiful, which is included on the Bill Evans-Tony Bennett album Together Again); his compositions are often jazz standards. “Laura” has been recorded many times, by both singers and instrumentalists.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Laura” in 1959 for his 1960 album To My Wonderful One. Frank DeVol wrote the arrangement.
Laura – 2011 Remaster, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Laura,” as well as To My Wonderful One, is available from iTunes.
We’re taking a bit of a departure from our regular Saturday video. Today we have the original trailer for the film Laura, which features an instrumental version of today’s song throughout. Keep an eye out for a very young Vincent Price.
TBT Today is 110th birthday of Otto Preminger, director of 1940s film noir classic “Laura.” This gripping and lushly photographed film noir, one of the most acclaimed mystery thrillers of all time, is a must-own classic on Blu-ray™.