The song of the day for Wednesday, December 8, 2021, is “My Old Flame.”
About This Song
“My Old Flame” was written in 1934 by Arthur Johnston and Sam Coslow for the movie Belle of the Nineties, starring Mae West. West was an ardent Duke Ellington fan and insisted that he and his orchestra be hired to do the film and accompany her when she sang it. The song has become a jazz standard with recordings by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, and Dinah Washington.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “My Old Flame” for his 1997 album Tony Bennett On Holiday.
“My Old Flame,” as well as Tony Bennett On Holiday is available on Apple Music.
Here’s the Mae West recording of My Old Flame from 1934!