The song of the day for Thursday, October 7, 2021, is “My Foolish Heart.”
About This Song
“My Foolish Heart” was written by Victor Young and Ned Washington in 1949 for a widely-panned film of the same name, based on a J.D. Salinger short story. Time magazine excoriated the score: “nothing offsets the blight of such tear-splashed excesses as the bloop-bleep-bloop of a sentimental ballad on the soundtrack.” In spite of Time’s review of the score, “My Foolish Heart” has been popular with jazz and cabaret singers, and has had many fine recordings, including those by Bing Crosby and Margaret Whiting.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “My Foolish Heart” in 1975 for their first album: The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album.
“My Foolish Heart,” as well as The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album is available on Apple Music.