The song of the day for Thursday, May 31, 2016 is “My Heart Sings.”
About This Song
“My Heart Sings” was composed by Jean Blanvillain (aka Jamblin), with lyrics by Harold Rome and Henri Laurent Herpin. The song was used in the 1945 musical film Anchors Aweigh, where it was introduced by Kathryn Grayson.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “My Heart Sings” in 1961, with a very fine arrangement by Ralph Burns. The song was released on the 1961 album My Heart Sings. Burns put together an excellent big band sound for this album and this recording features some particularly nice saxophone playing. I’m not sure who the sax player was, but Zoot Sims is listed as one of the reed players. Other noted musicians for the album include Toots Mondello, Bernie Glow, Bernie Leighton, Milt Hinton and Eddie Costa. With a band like this plus arrangements by Ralph Burns and the voice of Tony Bennett, you’ve got a pretty special album.
“My Heart Sings,” as well as the album My Heart Sings, is available from iTunes.